Funded by The Badur Foundation this project will be launched in September 2020. Based in The Chevron in the heart of the Byker Wall Estate this digital and STEM hub will inspire young people to get involved in the digital world and the local digital economy.
“Foundation Futures Makes Stuff” will facilitate and run workshops hosted by groups of volunteer makers, creatives, programmers, scientists and engineers for the benefit of local young people and other residents. The sessions would act as a vehicle to engage and hook young people into being interested in designing, repairing and building a variety of things from toys to robots, to furniture as well as learning to code and Raspberry Pi clubs.
The project will eventually support the delivery of STEM qualifications and accreditation and encourage parents and carers to improve their own learning, to ultimately develop a technologically skilled workforce of tomorrow by encouraging the makers of today.
There will be a phased delivery plan over 12 months in line with government Covid19 guidelines which will include youth clubs, traveling coding clubs and educational resources.
There will be coding and STEM clubs two evenings a week which will be enhanced by local creatives, programmers, scientists and engineers. There will be a travelling coding club available for hire in schools across Newcastle and North Tyneside, complete with equipment and staff.
- Hire a trainer for a day: with resources, lesson plans and staff to deliver workshops on coding, careers in the digital world and product design.
- Learn to code using on-line gaming.
- Workshop packs for teachers to hire or buy and deliver in their own classrooms.