I have a quick question, and it may have a very simple answer! Not knowing a lot about computers, I was just having a look through the Raspberry Pi site, and I wondered – Is there any way in which anyone here could provide a workshop for young people around Raspberry Pi?
For a bit of context – I work for NAGC, a national children’s charity working with children with high learning potential and their families (we are situated in Challenge House, next to Bletchley Park actually!). Amongst other things, we run three flagship events, one of which is called the BIG Family Weekend. We get together children aged between 0-16 years and run workshops over a whole weekend for them (in age groups 0-3, 4-6,7-9, 10-12 and 13+), as well as running parent support workshops at the same time.
Having had a look at the website and the concept of Raspberry Pi, I was fascinated, and wondered whether there was any way that some kind of workshop/activity could be run with the young people? Or if there is anyone who would like to do it? We have a BIG Family Weekend coming up in Bedford on the 16th and 17th of February (at Bedford School), so I was just enquiring if anything like this is at all possible/appropriate? I happen to know we have at least a few children who have Raspberry Pi's of their own, and lots of children and young people who really enjoy computers etc.
The children aged 10-12 have two-hour workshops, and the 13+ have a whole day workshop, with a lunch break. Obviously being a charity, with no funding from the government, we need to keep our cost as low as possible to ensure as many families as possible can afford to come, so anyone who would like to come and help us out on a voluntary basis would be amazing, but we do also have some very limited funds.
If you could let me know if you feel this would be at all appropriate, or you can suggest anything similar, or even have any other good ideas, please do let me know. This is the first event BIG Family Weekend I have been put in charge of, so I really would like to make it amazing, with some really unique experiences for the children!
Let me know - Freyja