The Computing Festival is hosted for a day by a school or college who will extend invitations to local schools. The purpose of this is to help educate and train staff and students who might not necessarily have the right tools and technologies available to them, and also to drive collaboration between local schools and communities.
Staff and students from these organisations are then free to join students from the host school to take part in all Computing activities mentioned above. The Festival programme is as follows:
The Computing Festivals are designed for Key Stage 2 (Years 5 & 6) and Key Stage 3 (Years 7 & 8) students and focus on the Computing Curriculum. They provide teachers with the opportunity to see what is available to support the curriculum and students the chance to experience new technology.
Hour of Code: Develop your own online game.
Minecraft: Collaborate to programme a Lighthouse.
Dash robots: Program robots to complete the maze.
Lightbot: Use logical thinking to program a virtual robot.
Robotic Arm: Remove the Nuclear waste using the robotic arm
Lego Wedo: Build and program your own machine.
There's no catch. Acer and Gaia Technologies provide technology and services to schools and across England and Wales. The Festivals provide schools with the opportunity to see and experience new solutions that can be accessed through Gaia and Acer. The hope is that teachers and pupils will be inspired to embed the use of new tech. The plan is to deliver up to 20 Festivals before the end of the Academic Year. Dates are being added each week and here is the current list of locations.
If you have any questions, would like to host an INTEL Learning Festival, or would like to know if there is a festival happening near you which your pupils could participate in, please call +44 (0)1952 567450 or email
The Tablet Academy are excited to offer schools the opportunity to host or take part in a free Computing Festival where students will be exposed to some of the most innovative uses of technology in the classroom. During the Festival students will have the opportunity to program robots, collaborate in Minecraft, develop online games and program their own Lego creations