Recently some of our Year 10 students had Bournemouth University working with them in the exciting field of computer programming and robotics. Our pupils had to master the programming language and programme their LEGO robots to negotiate a series of increasingly complex obstacles. Some of the challenges their robots had were to ‘save the archaeologist’, cybersecurity and ‘protect the forest’.
Some quotes from our pupils about the day:
‘It’s really good – I didn’t know about programming and robots before but now I do’.
‘Very fun, it actually as’.
‘Interesting, I didn’t think I would like it but I do’.
‘I didn’t know there was so much I could do in Engineering but now I do’
This was all part of All Saints’ ongoing role in promoting and encouraging our pupils to consider the exciting career opportunities of STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). In the UK we will need an additional 1.8 million Engineers by 2025 to cope with our increasingly technical World. Hopefully, the LEGO robots might just have inspired some of our pupils to become these future Engineers!