technical activity holiday for 12–15s

2nd–9th August 2020 • Salisbury, UK

How to Book

Start your summer learning more about Jesus and technology.

Choose coding, electronics, music or video

Build a technical project from scratch, with the tools used by professionals.

If you’ve never done this before, don’t worry: we’ll teach you everything you need to know. And you’ll take home what you’ve made to show off.

Is there more to life than tech?

Dig into the Bible through short talks, chatting with new friends, and praying together. Ask questions about the Christian faith, and discover what really matters.

In 2020 we’ll be exploring the whole story of the Bible, seeing more of God’s plan for His people, living in His world, and experiencing His blessing.

Take a break

We take time away from the computers every afternoon: jump in the pool, or chat by the sofa. You’ll end the day in a silly game with your dorm mates. And there’s the day out off-site…

Try something new

We’ll teach you everything you need, and you’ll take home what you make to show off.

There's a lot to choose from, but you’ll only have time for two or three activities.

Stop Motion

Create a short animation frame-by-frame using Lego, Plasticine, a camera, and a Mac.

Video Production

Shoot and edit a short film or trailer, from storyboarding through to post-production.

Recording Studio

Record, edit, and master a podcast or song with professional gear.


Pick up a soldering iron and build a cool gadget. Choose between a guitar pedal, an escaping robot, an LED cube, and more.

3D Modelling

Sculpt and animate a virtual model from your imagination using Blender.


Write your own mobile game or app using Javascript. Or learn HTML or CSS to build a website.

What do people say?

The tech was really fun, but the spiritual stuff was inspiring.
It’s been an amazing week and I’ve grown loads.
The worst part was leaving, because LiveWires is the best.
I’m going to miss all the leaders and young people sooo much.
A big thank you to all the leaders for making LiveWires such a wonderful holiday.
Can I come back as a leader?

Meet the team

LiveWires is run by a team of about 30 volunteers, including the overall leaders Steven and Roger.


Steven’s day job is designing computer systems for BBC Media Action. At LiveWires, Steven can often be found trying to run extra network cables around the building.

He lives near Oxford with his wife Karen and young sons Joshua and Reuben. They enjoy growing food in their garden and allotment.


Roger is an electronic engineer specialising in aircraft ejector seats. During LiveWires, you’re likely to find him peering at circuit boards and diagrams.

He lives in Uxbridge with his wife Nicola and daughter Rachel. In his spare time he’s a keen photographer!


LiveWires takes place at Chafyn Grove School in Salisbury.

It’s an amazing space with great facilities:

How to book

LiveWires costs £287 for the week, which includes activities, food, accommodation, and the day out. Electronics projects cost a little extra.

You can book on Scripture Union’s website. Scripture Union have been running summer holidays for over a hundred years.

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Still have questions? Get in touch! Email Steven & Roger at, or give them a call on 020 3397 1111.