Schools Update : Cornwall Tech Week 5-12 Dec - Software Cornwall

Thank you for your recent interest in Cornwall Tech Week (5-12 Dec)  including;

Free Teacher Training – GCSE Computer Science
Tech Champion School Visits – Careers Pathways
Work Experience – Mission to Mars – Applications 2016
and more!

Please find below further details on all 3, we would really appreciate your responses on the first 2 as soon as possible, and as our key contact for your school please do share with your teaching teams, thank you!



Tech Champion Visit : Cornwall Tech Week – Career Pathways

As part of Cornwall Tech week volunteers from tech businesses from across the county are volunteering to visit secondary schools to talk to students in their assemblies prior to taking their GCSE options in January.  We would like to give students a better understanding of the career pathways available in the tech sector in Cornwall, especially within digital and software engineering.

We aim to visit every secondary school in Cornwall, during tech week 5-12 December or before GCSE options are taken in January.

We have a 20 minute presentation suitable to give during assembly which will include details of our planned Work Experience Mission next July.

As our key contact for your school, could you let us know suitable dates below, or if you can let us know the best contact to speak to to organise a visit that would be great.

Please reply as soon as possible with date/time/contact for Software Cornwall Careers Pathways Visit or contact [email protected] for further information

Suitable Date :
Time :
Key Contact :
Key contact email:
Key contact number:

We are tracking volunteer matches on this site – click here to view post


As soon as we have a date and time set we will match you with a local community tech expert.
Please send to [email protected]

FREE Local Teacher CPD – Computer Science GCSE Events

As part of Cornwall Tech week we are hosting a number of FREE events where teachers can come along and find out more about the Computer Science GCSE curriculum, teaching resources and link up with local tech champions ready to help support their local schools.

Please do share these details with your teachers, more details of events can be found and booked at :

Key contact for teaching events : Mike Trebilcock <[email protected]>

Sat  Dec 5th – it’s a free day for teachers at Eden while you are there come and take part in the #hourofcode sessions running throughout the day and demystify some of the computing curriculum

Tues Dec 8th – Computing CPD for KS 1,2,3 and 4
Join us at Truro College from 4.30-6pm where we wil help you with the new computing curriculum, demystifying the terminology and giving you activities to take back to your class.  And its FREE

Weds 9 Dec Lego Education at Eden!
Lego education are running a workshop from 9.30-11.30am aimed at KS2 and KS3.  Learn about the Lego Wedo and Lego Mindstorms and build your confidence and skills with the computing curriculum, Free to attend please book as soon as possible to secure your place.

Thurs Dec 10th – Computing CPD for KS 1,2,3 and 4
Join us at Bodmin College from 4.30-6pm where we wil help you with the new computing curriculum, demystifying the terminology and giving you activities to take back to your class.  And its FREE !

Sat Dec 12th – Cornwall Tech Jam – open – all welcome

and more events available on the website

Work Experience 2016

Software Cornwall working collaboratively with members are planning to run a Work Experience week for students who would like the opportunity to work as part of a development team and business.

We have a provisional week of the 4-8th July 2016 and have initially scoped an event for 20-25 students.  We are currently working on confirming this date and the experience and hope to be in touch very soon with details and application forms for interested students.

Students and teachers interested in this work experience week can register their interest on the Software Cornwall here.
I will also send out information to this list again as soon as information is available.

Best wishes

Belinda Waldock
Software Cornwall Ltd
Connecting, Promoting and Supporting Cornwall’s Growing Tech Community

Software Cornwall is a private Not for Profit organisation funded and supported by its members

Cornwall Tech Week is an idea supported by Cornwall College, Software Cornwall and Volunteers from the local tech community to support teachers and students with the new Computer Science GCSE and raise awareness of Career Pathways and bring together the tech community in Cornwall.  We hope Cornwall Tech Week will become an annual event where schools and businesses can work together to develop a positive digital engineering career pathway for the future.