|Year of foundation||2013|
|Accomodation type||Live online teaching|
|Number of students||5000|
|Teacher student ratio||1 : 8|
|Duration||5 days (most popular)|
Fire Tech was set up by American mother of two, Jill Hodges, in 2013 when she couldn’t find a way for her own kids to learn about technology in a fun and empowering way.
Since then, Fire Tech has delivered over 70,000 technology courses to young people around the world. We’ve worked with governments in the Middle East, NGOs in the Caribbean, and corporate companies like Amazon to inspire young people to take the technology world by storm.
We have helped these young people tackle problems, develop their creativity and computational thinking, and have lots of fun while building and programming dynamic robots, producing videos and music tracks, and breathing whole new gaming worlds into existence.
This year, our summer camps will take place online so that young people can join us from all over the world.
Our courses are delivered online by tutors from the UK’s leading universities like Imperial College London and UCL. Our 8:1 student-teacher ratio means learners receive intensive, high-quality support with their learning, enjoying rapid feedback which builds their momentum and confidence. Each session has live teaching. The sessions are not pre-recorded. We have full time, part time, and self-guided courses.
Our camps offer kids a whole other world to that of school, an unforgettable experience to learn and make new friends that parents can trust is safe and supportive.
ActivitiesAll sessions are structured and ensure young people have a mix of learning and brainstorming, regular breaks and a chance to meet their new friends in a safe environment.
Academic CoursesTeen Coding with Python - Teen Games Building - Digital Photography - Robotics with VEX IQ - Creative Digital Design - Unity 3D
Here I can physically build and see my creations and it’s a lot of fun. I’ve learnt how to program a robot to self-park now I want to build robots that support blind people.
Because the class sizes are much smaller than school, you get to learn a lot more. I can’t believe how I’ve advanced my photography skills in just a few days.
Fire Tech made me think, don’t wait until you’re 21 to learn how to programme: learn it now. Now I want to build something that has impact, like a game that teaches young people how to code.