Science and Technology Club

Open to all young ones interested in the fascinating world of Science and Technology

  • Promoting STEM to the young people in and around Cambourne.
  • We have regular technology days.
  • Hands-on sessions, demonstrations and brief lectures by local experts in their field.
  • Cambourne Crescent Science and Technology Club (CCST) is also on facebook.
  • To remain updated about the events fill the form here.
  • View our calendar to see when we meet.

About CCST

CCST is Cambourne Crescent‘s Science and Technology offering to teach children elementary electronics and computing concepts.

CCST is a free service open for all kids and teenagers in Cambourne aged 8 to 17, open to all abilities and backgrounds. We teach children how to work together and cooperate to achieve a common goal. They learn that by collaborating and applying their intelligence and strength they can accomplish goals they couldn’t reach working in isolation. They learn how to share knowledge freely, learn from one another and share tasks.

This is a great opportunity for children to learn the fundamentals of electronics and computer programming from local industry professionals. They learn how to program the BBC micro:bit and the Raspberry Pi and make interesting projects with them including electronic components, Internet of Things (IOT) and Robotics. They learn Scratch like visual programming, Python and web development. To make their learning even more interesting, we shall also introduce them to 3D designing and 3D printing.

Volunteers

Tech Club is run by volunteers who work with different technology companies in Science Park bringing with them experience and knowledge. Volunteers and parents form a team to mentor groups of children with the aim to prepare young children for teamwork and develop STEM skills.

FIRST ® LEGO® League

This year the children are preparing to participate in the FIRST ® LEGO® League, a global science and technology challenge. The challenge invites kids from all around to undertake LEGO building and programming projects to demonstrate their ingenuity. Competitions are held regionally, and top teams can then compete at international level. The challenge is designed to encourage young people to take an interest in real-world issues and develop problem-solving skills.

There are three parts to it:

  1. the Robot Game,
  2. the Project, and
  3. the Core Values.

The project is based around Robotics and LEGO. It is a structured program with mentor-lead activities. Teams are to operate under and asked to demonstrate the FIRST signature set of Core Values: celebrating.

The 2019-2020 challenge theme is…BOOMTOWN BUILD. With the help of donations, the LEGO set (BOOMTOWN BUILD) and several WeDo 2.0 sets have been purchased for the upcoming challenge and kids are busy building.

If you would like more information please get in touch.