Design Technology and Engineering Summer Camp

A course led by Highgate School DTE staff

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The DTE department at Highgate School is pleased to offer a week-long summer course that will enable participants to design and make an array of products to develop their manufacturing skills using hand tools and Computer Aided Design (CAD); use MakeCode Arcade to develop coding skills based on games design; and use the VEX Go kits to develop robotics programming skills to complete various challenges.

Here is the plan for the week:

  • Day 1: Insect Hotel
  • Day 2: Electronic Badge, Solar Fan, Torchlight
  • Day 3: Pewter Casting and a pendant/keyring
  • Day 4: Pencil case and a Kitronic: MOVE mini
  • Day 5: VEX Go Robotics

Participants aged 8-14 are welcome. Maximum number of participants is 20 accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. No prior knowledge and/or experience is required for this course.

What’s included

  • 23 hours of Design Technology & Engineering
  • All DTE equipment and resources provided
  • 5 student made DTE outcomes to take back home
  • Teaching led by the highly experienced and qualified Highgate DTE Team
  • Daily 3-course buffet lunch including hot meal options
  • A fun (optional) weekly swim in the new Mallinson Pool

A typical day

09:30Arrival and Session 1
11.15Session 2
12:30Lunch and free play
13:15Session 3
15:30Collection by Parents/Guardians
DTE work

Design Technology and Engineering date

Monday 18 – Friday 22 July

Please note that some activities offered are seasonal and subject to availability. Prices vary per activity.


Weekly price

The cost of this five day course from 9.30am-3.30pm is £280*

Early drop off from 8am-9.30am is £40 for five days

Late pick up from 3.30pm-5pm is £40 for five days

Early drop off and late pick up combined is £60 for five days

* We will be happy to provide a full refund if your child is unable to attend for valid medical reasons (including isolation for COVID), with the provision of a written certificate or medical statement. Bookings can be transferred to alternative dates if there is availability.

Open for bookings!

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For more information, please contact the Mallinson team:

Telephone: 020 8342 7272


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