The Science Lab & Game Making

Workshops for Home Educators - Exploring science practically and making games together

 Game Making

Home Education Workshops starting November 2021

Scavenger Labs are offering a two partner workshops in our new education centre called Todmorden Makery. The focus of both of these workshops is hands ons, inclusive and engaging approach to science and technology.

  • Age Range - 10-14
  • Dates: Mondays starting November 1st till 13th December
  • Cost per course - £95 for 7 sessions - (discount if you also book both £150)~
  • Location: Todmorden Makery in Todmorden College
  • Mondays 12.00 - 13.45 - Making and Coding (Game Making) - Making games together as a fantastic and fun way to learn real computer coding practices and hands-on making skills
  • Mondays 14.30 - 15.45 - The Science Lab -A series of introductory science workshops exploring key concepts in biology, chemistry and physics in a safe, fun and inclusive environment

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Making the Family Fixit Campaign

A campaign by Ferney Lee schoolchildren to encourage fixing to reduce textile and electronic waste

Making the Family Fixit Campaign with Ferney Lee School. A group of campaigners, artists and educators came together with the schoolchildren and staff at the school to create an environmental campaign to reduce waste.

This report describes what we did and what was valuable about the processes we used. It is aimed at other educators who may want to take inspiration from our activities and perhaps reuse them in their own way. The report covers the three main phases of the project

  • Phase One - Fun and active workshops with recycled waste
  • Phase Two- Social Action workshops to create a campaign
  • Phase Three - Communicating the Campaign

campaign check list Caption - campaign check list

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Family Fixit Campaign

A campaign by Ferney Lee schoolchildren to encourage fixing to reduce textile and electronic waste

campaign summary

About this Campaign

This campaign was created by Year 6 students at Ferney Lee Primary School in the Summer of 2021. The aim was to reduce waste. Later in this report you can find our more about how it came to life. This report covers the following:

  • The Family Fixit Campaign to reduce textile and electronic waste
  • How the campaign was created by young people
  • How you can get involved now!
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Todmorden Makery - a new maker space project

Scavenger Labs start a new space for making, repairing and inventing

Image of the first Repair Cafe at the new Todmorden Makery workshop

Press Release – For immediate Release

Todmorden Makery A Big Thank You to Todmorden

We have been awarded Town Council grant funding to establish a community workshop located in Todmorden Community College.

Following the success of the pre-covid monthly Repair Café , Mick Chesterman decided more could be done to create a long-term space for people to make, create and repair, as well as provide a home for like-minded community focused projects.

Mick said

“Todmorden Makery is a community workshop for repairing and making all manner of things located in Todmorden Community College. One of the leading contributions to climate gas emissions are the textile and electronics industries. This project encourages repairing objects, sharing tools and spreading knowledge of repairing.

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