In another, activity every child will be taught to code a brand-new stamp size BBC Microbit computer by a team of Barclays Digital Eagles. In the process we want to show that Microbit is for everybody not just secondary, echoing the sentiment of Sir Tim Berners Lee when he literally invented the internet.
Nissan, will also be running a design activity. Dulux will be helping children understand the importance of creative design applied to learning and working environments.
This is all part of the project to keep the spirit of Dominic Wilcox project alive, to inspire tomorrow's inventors, innovators and creatives in Sunderland, South Tyneside and the whole of the North East.
Ultimately we want to STEAM Power the whole of the North East.
STEAM Co. at BETT 2016
So yes, we’re delighted to be working with the organisers of BETT to STEAM power their event, to help them spell STEM with an A. To bring people – children and teachers in.
We’re involved in 6.5 talks, panels and events at BETT 2016.
1: STEAM powering our children’s futures
STEAM Co. Co-founder Nick Corston and special guest teachers, parents and business leaders discuss the STEAM movement.
TEAM Village : 15:30 - 16:00 : Thurs 21 Jan 2016 : More info…
2: How and why every creative can inspire tomorrow’s innovators with creativity
STEAM Co. present Inventor and Inspirator Dominic Wilcox
Bett Futures Theatre : 11:15 - 12:00 : Sat 23 Jan 2016 : More info…
3: Expert panel session: The skills shortage: Resolving a global challenge
STEAM Co. Co-founder Nick Corston chairs a panel to look at skills for tomorrow’s world of work
STEAM Village : 11:00 - 12:00 : Thurs 21 Jan 2016 : More info…
4: From STEM To STEAM: Combining STEM And The Arts World To Drive Innovation
STEAM Co. Co-founder Nick Corston joins a panel to discuss more than spelling words correctly.
BETT Futures Theatre : 13:30 - 14:15 : Weds 20 Jan 2016 : More info…
5: Tapping into Games Culture to Inspire Creativity and Jump-Start Literacy
Geek dad Nick Corston on the application of gamification to inspire coding and reading.
Stand B160 : 16:30 - 17:00 : Thurs 21 Jan 2016 : More info…
6: Teachmeet – It takes whole village to inspire a child
BETT Arena : 18:00 – 22:00 : Fri 22 Jan 2016 (50:50 on as its down to spin a bottle - which as you can see below spun our way!) :