Free fun for kids at Technopop

A new festival for kids aims to get them engaged with science and technology in a fun, exciting and interactive way

Based at TIQ Stratford City (The International Quarter) London, from 8th October – 2nd November 2014, there will be family shows from the Science Museum, a Saturday coding club and workshops galore with top names from across science, design, medicine and technology, including building your own rocket car with Bloodhound SSC, the Technology Makeshop from leading digital & brand agency, Wolff Olins, and the largest design & build workshop ever from A Class of Your Own, replicating a professional construction design team, with up to 400 youngsters.  The ArcelorMittal Orbit will also be open and give children the chance to go up and experience the UK’s tallest sculpture, artwork and feat of engineering! 

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Competitions include the VEX Robotics “Build Your Own Robot” challenge and a great “Design Your Own Sparkie” competition from Box & Rox, the cutting edge new technology for kids that rewards physical activity with screen time using their intergalactic “Sparkie” characters.  Not to mention inspiration from top science bods, CBBC science presenter, Fran Scott and dynamic organisations such as STEMettes and Sciencegrrl, set up to celebrate and support women in science. 

An amazing fully immersive exhibition on all things science and tech will also be running alongside the festival. 

Aimed at children aged between 6 and 19 years old, there is plenty to keep everyone entertained and Technopop is free to attend for schools, colleges and youth groups.  The four themed weeks include:

Week 1: Looking Up (World Space Week)

Week 2 – In touch with Technology

Week 3 – Built Environment

Week 4 – Sports Science & The Human Body

To book tickets please visit www.technopop.co.uk

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