BOM delivers a wide range of STEAM based enriching education to young learners. Our aim is to nurture and inspire young people to develop their STEM skills through alternative creativity.

We encourage our young learners to develop enquiring minds and critical thinking by running hands-on workshops where learners get into the nitty gritty of a bacterial skinned autopsy or discuss with our Resident practitioners about their careers in digital arts or use Ardoino’s to code LED lights for their own version of the commonwealth baton.

  • Beholder, a VR experience exploring autistic perceptions of beauty (Digital Catapult Creative XR Prize; ST+ARTS Eurpoean Media Prize)
  • Mood Pinball, a playable pinball machine gamifying urban data for the Open Data Institute
  • A ‘smart’ Queen’s Baton for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, launched by the Queen, capturing the heartbeats of thousands of changemakers across the Commonwealth
  • Hidden Kingdoms, an assisted travel app to help people with travel anxiety make everyday
    journeys from A to B (Innovate UK Inclusive Innovation Award; Creative Industries Fund award)
  • Mother Nature, a mobile game engaging global youth in climate justice through spectacular gameplay (in development)
  • Round Midnight VR experience educating vulnerable young people at risk of violent crime
  • Calderdale College VR experience used in clinical training for social care
  • Just Like Me, AR storybook for autistic children

Schools STEAM Programme

Our Schools STEAM Programme is aimed at Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 and offers access to education that extends past the national curriculum to provide unique learning experiences. We adapt our programmes to ensure they appropriately suit the needs of SEND schools and their learners.

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CoderDojo is a free coding club for 7 – 14 year olds to develop visual programming, coding and digital art skills. The sessions have a main topic for the month and learners are taught step by step how to create the project which is either using Scratch, Micro:bits or in Open Processing.

For more creative learners we also have activities with digital art using online platforms like Kleki and FlipAnim that are also related the the main topic of the month.

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Summer Camp

Summer Camp is a week of technology workshops for 7-14 year olds that are run in the last week of the summer holidays. The week of summer camp is themed around BOM’s wider projects. This year we are focusing on the work we have completed around the Commonwealth Baton.

Workshops will be run by our team of baton creators to learn how to code LED lights, investigate materials and how to solder them together so that learners will be able to design and create their own version of the baton.

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Children & Young People Engaging through Formal & Informal Education each year


Adults engaged through skills & community programmes each year


Global Audiences per year

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