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This Year ESB Creative TechFest Will Celebrate Innovation And Inventions Of Young People Virtually


Every year ESB Creative TechFest celebrates the creativity, innovation and inventions of young people, aged 10 - 18, who participate in TechSpace programmes in STEAM, Computer Science and Digital Creativity programmes across Ireland

This year's ESB Creative Tech Fest will see hundreds of young people come together virtually on Wednesday October 28th.

What is TechSpace?

TechSpace is a creative technology education programme across STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths), computer science and digital creativity,  that is managed by social enterprise Camara Ireland and delivered bilingually in the informal and formal education sectors.

What's happening at the event?

They'll recognise the innovations of young people across the areas of STEAM, Digital Creativity and Computer Science with over twenty awards to be given out on the day.

Special awards including Covid 19 Community impact, Sustainability Hero, while the overall ESB TechSpacer and ESB TechSpace Educator of the Year will also be awarded on the day.

However, there's also lots more to enjoy on the day!

The virtual event features a VR exhibition of the young people's work, workshops, performances and TechTalks from the likes of Chris is Ainm Dom and Cairde

 

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About Generation Tomorrow Programme

Generation Tomorrow, ESB’s STEAM education programme, aims to help young people develop key skills like creativity and critical thinking skills through supporting programmes, like TechSpace, that encourage curiosity and discovery.

Both TechSpace and ESB's Generation Tomorrow Programme aim to provide empowerment and opportunity to young people in STEAM and digital creativity in their education.

They help them not only to become creative and innovative problem solvers, but also active and engaged citizens, capable of making informed choices to tackle climate change and other global challenges.

Check out the animation #flipthescript below. It features a rap voiced by 11 year old TechSpacer Shaun Samra, better known as MC Samra, from Finglas.

It captures what TechSpace means to young people, and how it helps them use technology to unleash their potential through things they are already passionate about.



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