Digital Maker CIC’s main aim is to provide high quality Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) education in Scotland to 9+ year olds. We have just put together a printed package for schools & potential sponsors / partners, and we’ve published it here too, and as a PDF download. If you would like to talk to us about anything, workshops, projects, sponsorship, please do get in touch! we’d love to hear from you. 07734 473 932 | info@digital-maker.co.uk

Digital Maker CIC

We make makers…

Digital Maker CIC provides interactive technology workshops for young people aged 9+. We draw on subject areas from across the curriculum including Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM). Our project-based workshops offer a fun and relaxed environment in which children are encouraged to develop key life skills such as critical thinking, creativity and confidence, through exposure to new concepts and collaboration with others.

We offer a range of scheduled workshops including 90 minute sessions, half-day and full-day sessions and five-week blocks. Our workshops cover a host of subjects from robotics and Minecraft programming to designing driverless cars and underwater vehicles. We are flexible and can tailor our workshops to specific requests. Please call us on 07734 473 932 or email info@digital-maker.co.uk to discuss a workshop.

HOW DO WE HELP TEACHERS?

As a social enterprise, we are committed to addressing the attainment gap and recognise that many teachers lack the time or expertise to deliver high quality teaching in digital technology. There is a growing digital divide between children from deprived areas and those from more affluent areas, leading to fewer opportunities and limited career options for many young people. By focussing on schools that receive Pupil Equity Funding, our workshops concentrate on children from more deprived areas, using teaching tools and lesson plans designed to encourage curiosity, resilience and a growth mindset.

WHERE ARE OUR WORKSHOPS?

In your school – we are fully self-contained and bring all our own equipment and consumables with us, requiring only power sockets.

HOW ARE WE RELEVANT?

Digital Maker CIC exists to address the growing attainment gap in Scottish schools, aiming to increase children’s access to STEAM education, and ultimately improve the overall uptake of STEAM subjects at further education and beyond. Exploring a range of technology-based subjects, our workshops are designed and delivered to build confidence and critical thinking in young people, developing their curiosity and instilling a creative approach to projects and problems they will encounter throughout their lives. All our workshops are specifically linked to the Curriculum for Excellence, an abreviated version of it is enclosed in this pack.

WHY CHOOSE US?

We are a talented and enthusiastic two-person team offering a unique blend of experience in the Arts, Engineering and Sciences. Believers in life-long learning, Martin Evans has worked in computing, electronics and IT for over 30 years. He is passionate about inspiring curiosity and imagination in children and young adults, and has been delivering tech workshops since 2014 and Phil Thompson began his career in graphic design, and moved into freelance art and design, years later following a Masters Degree in Fine Art. They began collaborating on various digital & artisitc projects, they formed Digital Maker in 2017.

Our workshops have taken us to primary and secondary schools throughout Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, north to Invergordon and Shetland, south to Dundee and the Edinburgh Science Festival and eastwards as far as the Abu Dhabi Science Festival, where we delivered friendly and engaging hands-on technology to around 1,850 children from all over the world.

HEALTH & SAFETY

Digital Maker CIC takes child protection and health and safety issues seriously. All our workshops and equipment are fully checked and risk-assessed. We are PVG-approved and our activities are insured under Zurich Insurance PLC.

GET IN TOUCH!

Please get in touch on 07734 473 932 or
info@digital-maker.co.uk to discuss a workshop in your school.

Click here to download our full promo documents

digital maker cic – Schools

digital maker cic – Partners

digital maker cic – A4 experience 2pg.

Thanks for the interest!