Our clubs are for up to 12 students per session, and typically start in years 5 and 6.
We aim to complement what students are learning in school, and bring along new technologies that they may not have seen. Things like:
- 3D printing (we can loan schools a machine)
- Lego robots
- BBC microbits
- Raspberry Pi (for example Sonic Pi music)
- Digital photography
We’ve created lots of great session scripts over the last few years, and work with schools to pick the best ones for them. Occasionally a school’s IT set up can limit what we provide, and we check this as we plan activities.
Clubs can be held in school or at our base which is a 2 minute walk from Eastbourne Pier. We ran clubs for Stafford and Cavendish Primary at the schools themselves, while Bourne and West Rise students attended sessions at our base.
A session typically costs £100 (excluding VAT) for a DBS checked course leader, assistant, scripts and any materials used. We can provide up to 30 weekly sessions in an academic year. If schools are outside Eastbourne we may need to charge travel costs, and may not be able to bring larger items of kit.
We’re talking to a number of Eastbourne digital businesses about sponsoring sessions to reduce the cost for schools.
TechResort is striving to make the digital industry as inclusive as possible, and after school clubs have a big part to play.
We actively encourage girls and non-binary pupils, ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+, neurodiverse, disabled and introverted students to take part in our sessions.
We run regular teens sessions at our base – everyone is welcome! We’re also looking to work with a school on clubs for years 7 to 11.
Schools can also involve older students in running their clubs. Cavendish encouraged year 10 and 11 students to help out, so they saw benefits too.
If you have a question or would like to run a digital skills club at your school, please get in touch.