The aim of our assistive technology summer camps is to introduce students to the benefits of using assistive technology and to have some fun through sports & drama activities.
This year we have designed three different camps to ensure we cater for all students!
The Primary Camp will be run over 3 days and aimed at students from 3rd – 5th class. This will be a great chance for students to be introduced to assistive technology and also have some fun with sports, art and drama.
For students getting ready for secondary school we have the InBetweeners Camp – this camp is run over two days and aims to ensure that students are up to speed to technology before making that big jump into secondary school. It will be a relaxed environment for them to learn how secondary school will be. They will also have a chance to have a bit of fun with sports in the afternoons.
Study Skills Day
For secondary school students we are running a one day Study Skills Day, that is aimed to improve their use of technology. It will be exam focused and we have a study skills teacher to run this session. Each student will also get a free online 12 month subscription to StudyClix.ie – which supply super on study materials for every subject. This camp is aimed at students that are heading into 2nd or 3rd year, so it just for junior cert students.
What are they?
- Camps for students in Primary & Secondary who have specific learning difficulties (dyslexia or dyspraxia)
- A chance to learn how to use assistive technology to enable learning in a fun environment
- An opportunity to interact with peers through sports or other creative activities
- “Parent Cafe” – Free 1.5 hour technology overview, AT Demos and Q&A session with James (afternoon session)
UrAbility.com founder and Dragons Den winner James Northridge will be on hand, as well as a number of specialist teachers and coaches. Our experience is that technology is a major boost to students’ self-confidence and learning. These summer camps are an opportunity to share our expertise and allow students to embrace their abilities.
Don’t just take our word…
“I enjoyed this summer camp because I made new friends who were all like me. I got to try out loads of new technologies to help me in school.” Zoe age 11
“AT summer camp was well run, Informative & fun. I would definitely recommend it.” – Parent from Cork Camp