Get Creative Technology Weekend, West Midlands

Join us for a weekend filled of technology ideas, creativity and fun.

Photo of a teenage girl holding an iPad
  • Forthcoming dates

    16 March 2018 - 18 March 2018 (From 5.00pm) (Mount Cooke Adventure Centre)

  • Location

    Mount Cooke Adventure Centre, Near The National Stone Centre, Porter Lane, Middleton-by-Wirksworth, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 4LS

    See map

  • Contact

    Sally McNamara

    Activity Co-Ordinator, Vincent House, 92-93 Edward Street, Birmingham`, B1 2RA,

    Tel: 0121 234 9822,

  • Details

    Age range: 14 to 18 years

    Price: £FOC for members

About the event

For any deaf young people with a keenness for technology, who want to be creative and work on some deaf friendly technology ideas, can come along and join us on our Get Creative Technology weekend!

During the weekend, young people will get trained on how to produce and create a deaf friendly device (designed by a one of our recent Technology Competition Winners), by Tech Camp - the UK's original and longest-running coding and engineering camp, before presenting them to deaf friendly technology organisations such as Phonak!

There will also be the opportunity to get active outside the classroom with some of the centre led outdoor activities.  

Getting to the Event 

By car

The centre is based at the south end of the Peak District with easy transport links. If you are coming from London it is a straight forward trip up the M1

By train

The nearest train station to the centre is Cromford, which is 1.5 miles from Mount Cook. 

By bus

You can get to the centre by taking the Trent Barton Barton buses service (Derby to Bakewell route)

If you have any problems getting to the event or if you need help planning your journey, please get in touch with a member of the events team.

Further information and how to book

We work hard to ensure every young person feels happy, included and safe as well as making sure they all have fun! Here is more information about how we achieve this.
We want our events to be accessible to all families from different communities. Please contact us if you have any specific cultural requests, communication needs or dietary requirements for your child.

Applying for a place

Download, fill in and send back the application form below, and one of our team will be in touch!

If you have any questions, you can contact the events team by phone or email. If you would prefer to communicate using MSN messenger - let us know.

Children with Additional Complex Needs

It is essential that we can ensure the safety of your child during the events. If your child requires nursing and/or a high level of personal or physical care, or presents behaviour which impacts on the safety of themselves or others then unfortunately we are currently unable to support them on our youth programme. If you are unsure if this will apply to your child please contact us to discuss before completing an application form.