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MakoEducation @ Chester Storyhouse

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

MakoEducation @ Chester Storyhouse

 This Autumn half term saw hosting our first ever code-a-drone workshop with Chester Storyhouse. We ran two sessions that were both greatly received and we hope that this is the first of many fun workshops we will be running at Storyhouse. Chester Storyhouse is a new public building which opened in May 2018. The recently renovated cinema located in the heart of Chester was funded by; Cheshire West and Chester Council, Arts Council England and other trusts and foundations. Many local residents, especially younger people can now enjoy culture...

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Code-A-Drone @ Cheshire Autism Pratical Support

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Blog, Projects | Comments Off on Code-A-Drone @ Cheshire Autism Pratical Support

Code-A-Drone @ Cheshire Autism Pratical Support

Once again we held our innovative Code-A-Drone Workshop over in Runcorn thanks to being commissioned by Cheshire Autism Practical Support (CHAPS). CHAPS are an Autism support group, based in Runcorn and Widnes. They hold Youth Clubs every fortnight for young people on the ASD spectrum, including Asperger syndrome and ADHD.  On Friday, we travelled over to Halton Play Council to deliver a fun and educational taster session to the young people of CHAPS to demonstrate how coding using an iPad can lead into piloting a mini-drone. It was so much...

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Manchester Science Festival – Super Science Day

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Manchester Science Festival – Super Science Day

We was delighted to be given the opportunity to be part of Manchester Science Festival. This festival of all things science runs from 19th October to 29th October. We brought along our Code-A-Drone workshop as part of Super Science Day on 21st October to help showcase the amazing things possible with technology. It's the most wonderful time of the year #MSF17 #science #sciencefestival pic.twitter.com/q3p2wxBlJP— Natalie Ireland (@nat_splat) October 17, 2017 Manchester Science Festival is the most popular of it’s kind within the country....

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MakoEducation @ Dojocon

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

MakoEducation @ Dojocon

Last Saturday we was pleased to be a part of Dojocon. At MakoEducation we delivered a session on explaining how to code drones. This session was targeted towards adults. We work primarily with young people – but we also offer services for all age groups. Packing up our drones ready for #Dojocon tomorrow! @DojoCon pic.twitter.com/dpJh9nyto5— MakoEducation (@MakoEducationUK) October 13, 2017 At the start of the event, we listened to opening ceremony talks from Coderdojo and Raspberry Pi’s co-creator Pete Lomas. One of the keynotes from...

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WOLFSON PROJECT | MANCHESTER LIBRARIES

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Blog, Community Projects, Projects | 0 comments

WOLFSON PROJECT | MANCHESTER LIBRARIES

Time has flown and another project is now done and dusted. After a year’s work following our successful application to be part of the Wolfson Project. We were able to train staff to carry out their own digital workshops in libraries. Wolfson is a charity foundation that awards grants to support and promote excellence across a number of fields of science, education, and the arts. MakoEducation worked across six different libraries in Manchester. The aim was to develop the skills of staff, preparing them to host their own digital...

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Basic Photography Skills.

Posted by on Sep 7, 2017 in Blog, Event's Archive | Comments Off on Basic Photography Skills.

Basic Photography Skills.

We have two FREE fun ‘hands-on’ photography workshops coming up that have been designed to help young people (aged 8+) learn basic photography skills and connect with their local spaces. Sat 9th September 10:00am – 12:00pm LOCATION Winsford Library High Street Winsford CW7 2AS Book A Place Sat 23rd September 10:00am – 12:00pm LOCATION Middlewich Library 22 Lewin Street Middlewich CW10 9AS Book A Place   The first part of the session introduces several shooting techniques to help the participants improve their photography. The second half of...

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Digital Art NEET Project – Horizons

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Blog, Testimonials | 0 comments

Digital Art NEET Project – Horizons

We delivered a six-week digital art project with Horizons school in Widnes. Horizons provide alternative education to students that are unable to attend mainstream education. During the project, students learnt about a number of digital arts including; Green Screen, Minecraft, Video Game Design and Music Making while working towards an Arts Award. Horizons had these fantastic words to say about Sean from MakoEducation: “I would like to thank Sean O’Hare from MakoEducation for delivering a series of highly engaging creative media...

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Introducing MakoDigital Arts CIC

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Introducing MakoDigital Arts CIC

It’s been a while in the making, but 2017 see’s the official launch of MakoDigital Arts CIC. What is a CIC? A CIC or community interest company is a type of company introduced by the government in 2005 under the Companies Act in 2004, designed for social enterprises that want to use their profits and assets for the public good. So basically, a CIC is a not-for-profit organisation that’s goals are to benefit the community. Why set up MakoDigital Arts CIC? MakoEducation, along with the other ‘Mako’ subsidiaries, is...

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Code-A-Drone Workshops 1/9/17

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Blog, Event's Archive | 0 comments

Code-A-Drone Workshops 1/9/17

Sign up for our super fun and educational Code-A-Drone Workshops Coming to The Studio in Widnes 1/9/17 Please note: These workshops are paid events Code-A-Drone Junior Session (8+) RESERVE YOUR PLACE NOW! Code-A-Drone Advanced Session (12+) RESERVE YOUR PLACE NOW! CODE  |  FLY  |  NAVIGATE  |  WIN Each participant will receive expert coding guidance and get to pilot their own mini-drone around our obstacle course. All young people will receive a participant certificate, as well as being in with a chance of winning achievement trophies. £20...

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MakoEducation @ The Studio Bazaar & Carnival

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017 in Blog, Event's Archive | 0 comments

MakoEducation @ The Studio Bazaar & Carnival

MakoEducation will be at The Studio’s Arts & Crafts Bazaar & Carnival We’ll be running lots of mini art and design based sessions. 10/8/17 11am – 2pm DESIGN | PRINT | MAKE We’ll be running a series of mini drop-in sessions that are open to children and adults of all ages: Have fun using our green screen studio and take home your own special FX photo. Create your own pin badge, designed with your own artwork or selfie. Create a design for your own water bottle using our digital vinyl cutting machine. There will...

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