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Online technology course for children aged 9-12 - Junior Adventures in Artificial Intelligence

Run by Fire Tech
We are pleased to offer a new online course in Artificial Intelligence for Skylarks children with additional needs.

This Summer, join Fire Tech to explore the world of Artificial Intelligence and build your very own A.I. models using sound, numbers, text and images. 
You will learn how A.I. is being used in the world right now, from autonomous cars to applications in medicine. We'll explore how these work, as well as the positives and negatives we need to be aware of. 

This course is an excellent choice for children from 9 to 12 years old interested in technology, coding and AI. Absolutely no previous programming knowledge is required. It is perfect for beginners who are curious to learn more about one of the hottest and dynamic tech topics around!

Once you book a place with Skylarks you still need to register with Firetech to confirm your place.
Register with Firetech here:

These courses may be particularly suitable for children with high functioning autism or Aspergers. They are open to all children with any additional needs from any borough who would enjoy learning more about technology and are able to use a computer or laptop at home.

The course will take place by Zoom. These courses are being provided for us by Fire Tech, who are registered with OFSTED. All tutors are DBS checked and sessions are recorded for safeguarding purposes. You can read more about the organisation here:

Course: Artificial Intelligence, suitable for children and young people from 9 - 12 years old
Course provider: Fire Tech

This course will take place during the summer holidays, from Monday 22nd August to Friday 26th August, from 10am to 11.30am every day for one week.

Course topic:
Junior AI

Age group:
9-12 years old

Monday 22nd to Friday 26th of August

Each day from 10am - 11.30am

There are 5 sessions in total.
Please note: this is a 5 day course and your child needs to be able to attend all 5 sessions. If your child cannot attend all 5 sessions, please do not book them in but wait until we are running another course.
There is a limited number of places on this course, so if it is full, you can put your child's name on the waiting list. We will be running more courses again.
After booking with Skylarks, parents need to register with Fire Tech. This is your opportunity to let Fire Tech know about their child’s additional needs and any adaptations that may help your child. A phone call can be arranged with Fire Tech if necessary. All Fire Tech trainers are aware of our children’s needs and have been asked to deliver the course at a slower pace, to repeat instructions as required and to provide written materials in advance where possible.
Parents will receive an invitation to log into a virtual classroom a few days before the course starts. The setup information will be already posted in the classroom when you login for the first time. The Zoom link to the first session will be posted a few hours before the first session.

Course description:

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the hottest topic in tech. Learners will build AI models to control autonomous vehicles and smart homes, and try to predict a movie’s success based on its poster. The ideal course to inspire further learning in AI.
 Here is a sample video of a group presenting their work:
You will need a laptop with videocam. One from the last 5 years is usually fine, but you can read more about the set up requirements here:
You will need to agree with our safeguarding procedures. These are:
I understand that I must be present in the room with my child during all Skylarks live online sessions
I understand that my child/ren must be fully dressed and that I must not record, photograph or video any Skylarks live online sessions
I understand that I must not share any Zoom passwords
I will report any safeguarding or welfare concerns to Skylarks staff or to the appropriate authorities

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  • Tuesday 23rd Aug 2022 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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  • Wednesday 24th Aug 2022 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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