Fixing for a better future
<- Watch this 2 minute film to get the idea: mashing up design, engineering, technology, art and architecture FixCamp challenged campers to apply their imagination and skills to solve big problems like housing and transport.
Drawing on the UN sustainable development goals (SDG) framework as a basis for looking at global challenges, FixCamp set teams to build their solutions, demonstrating how deep understanding and big thinking can be inspired through hands-on making and collaboration…
Nurturing independent thinkers
Every activity in FixCamp carries the message that its possible to shape the world around you through making ideas real. From making tools and tool belts, mastering simple and complex skills, voicing your ideas and collaborating to building huge constructions to represent them, all day learners are modelling the behaviours and attitudes necessary to make change in your life or in the world.
‘The thing about FixCamp, it’s like you’re addicted. Once you’ve done it once you just want more …”
Who came to FixCamp
265 fixers, aged 9-14 years
From 48 schools
56% local residents
Under-served audiences in engineering:
29% BAME background
92% of campers learnt something new about engineering.
25% want to be engineers when they grow up!
“Wow you have seriously inspired my daughter. She and her friend got home today after FixCamp raving about the experience…”
What we’ve learnt
FixCamp proved to be popular with campers marking their experience a 9.5 out of 10.
We’ll be releasing some of the things we’ve learnt from FixCamp so more people can empower young people to discover connections between design, engineering and creativity.
Get in touch
We’re already exploring how FixCamp can adapt to other environments such as universities.
If you want to discuss running FixCamp as a camp, within your organisation or education setting then get in touch!