Robotics workshop astounds Year 8 students
As part of the College's continued focus to promote the diversity and range of STEM careers, students today took part in an exciting robotics workshop, hosted by Bournemouth University.
Year 8 students worked in small teams to program and customise their own LEGO EV3 robots and have them complete a series of tasks.
The workshop combined design, engineering and programming with teamwork and focused heavily on the skill shortage in the UK surrounding subjects relating to computing, engineering and cyber-security. This helped them develop a number of important transferrable skills, such as teamwork and problem-solving, which they will be able to utilise.
Following on from this, the College has been able to secure some funding from the Holmes Hines Memorial Fund - A STEM-based charity and purchased two new LEGO MINDSTORM sets, so we can continue this activity, and many more like it, in our after school robotics club.
Students had this to say about today's event:
"It was brilliant! I had so much fun programming and building with the LEGO robots."
"Today was very fun and enjoyable. I liked the challenging cyber-security task the most."
Thank you to Bournemouth University for hosting today's event and challenging our students with this workshop.