ROBOTICS + ENGLISH CAMP
Stay at a prestigious English private school and work together in small teams to master our VEX IQ robotics challenges while learning to code in the C-based programming language ROBOTC. English language lessons and a city excursion complete the experience.
During one half of their day at camp, students get to grips with engineering and coding by mastering robotic builds with Fire Tech. Designing and building their robots using competition-grade VEX IQ kits, students then programme them in the RobotC language. Fire Tech provide all the kit for use during the course, including laptops licensed to use RobotC. Students work in teams of two and put their robots to the test in friendly competitions to see whose build can perform best in range of challenges. There's a maximum of 8 students per class and students get to take home a certificate with personal tutor feedback as well as a Fire Tech t-shirt.
In the other half of the day, students take part in English language lessons provided by our professional English teachers. Based on the CLIL model of language learning used in schools worldwide, lessons focus on conversational English, active participation and project work. Teachers use tech themes during class where students will learn about keywords in tech, as well as exploring tech-related topics such as innovation and marketing. An entry test groups students by age and ability at the start of the week and with a maximum of 12 students per class, they get lots of individual feedback. Everyone leaves with a written report and an English certificate to take home.
- 3 meals a day and an evening snack
- On-site accommodation at Ardingly or Lancing College in shared bedrooms
- 15 hours of robotics coding (up to 8 students per class)
- 12.5 hours of English language lessons (up to 12 students per class)
- Fun-packed evening activities programme
- An off-site excursion
- A Fire Tech t-shirt
- Student medical insurance (excludes UK residents)
We offer AIRPORT TRANSFERS from selected airports for an additional fee.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard + Shopping
On camps starting 2nd July and 15th July
Students enjoy an interactive tour of HMS Victory, the impressive flagship of Lord Nelson in the Battle of Trafalgar before heading to Gunwharf Quays, the south coast’s leading designer outlet shopping centre.
Escape room and Brighton Pier
On camps starting 9th and 23rd July
Students use their newly learnt logic skills to work in teams to unlock the mystery of the escape room before spending the afternoon enjoying the rides and amusements of Brighton's classic seaside pier.