CSinc developed the camps to be mobile to travel to the schools all over Ireland.
This way your school do not need a functioning computer room ,
just a regular room where we can run the camps using our laptops and equipment.
Over the past two years of outreach camps, this has suited schools as it cut down cost on teacher cover and transport
to get the students to TU Dublin, as some schools have been located as far as Donegal, Mayo and Cork!
allowing for the amazing uptake in the camps which was not expected, which we believe is down to our unique
In addition, we usually run several camps in the one day.
That is, if we travel to your school, and we run our introductory two-hour camp, we can usually run three a day
(depending on the location of the school for travel time),
for example from 9-11, 11:10 to 1:10 and 2-4pm. Since 2017 we have reached over 260 schools and the schools really
liked this format, as it was minimal disruption
to the school day.
The camp (for primary, secondary level)
usually consisted of an introduction, which aimed to highlight stereo types and address them, for example the low gender
uptake, or the requirement to be a maths genius. This is followed by an introduction to code using a Micro:bit,
creating projects such as an emotion display for autistic students and a fit-bit. The camp is concluded with a session
on computational thinking using the Bebras challenge.