Students learn how to code Sphero robots whilst learning about engineering and pathways to higher education in a super engaging way!
In this short workshop, students discover how to code Sphero robots whilst learning about engineering careers and pathways to higher education in a super engaging way!
Students will learn how to make their robots roll in different directions and speeds using the LED matrix as they go. Once they have the basics, they will code to all parts of the bespoke 'Pathways into Engineering' mat (showing all the ways that they can get into university, engineering courses, and careers including apprenticeships) and take part in a competition.
Using functions in the same way as software engineers extends your students' learning, and helps them to speedily build code to answer competition questions.
Multiple sessions can be run throughout the day and even concurrently if needed.
From £550. Contact the provider for a full quote tailored to your requirements.
Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects
Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects
Develop engineering employability skills
Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers
Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering
The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:
The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:
Aiming high - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.
Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.
Problem solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.
Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.
Design and build a chariot to attach to the Sphero and carry a Lego figure around our race track!
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