Computing Academy

How does it work?

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 day is split into two workshops, morning and afternoon, each lasting approximately 2.5 hours and covering the same content.

  • Up to 30 students take part in each session (60 total) accompanied by staff from the host school and visiting schools.
  • The workshops are led by consultants from the Tablet Academy who will guide staff and students through the circuit of activities allowing pupils to learn and teachers to observe and learn as well.




What you can expect.


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.


Workshop content:


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.

What's the catch?


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.


Get in touch


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

What's happening?

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

Contact Us



The Innovation Centre

Telford Park School


Skype: tabletacademy


+44 (0)1952 567450