Pupils from Years 7 & 9 have been learning how to build and program robots in the ICT/Science cross-curricular after school club on Wednesdays in M50. As well as programming, they have looked at how different sensors are used to help build better robots.
Being the kind of pupils they are though, they wanted to build robots to ‘break stuff’ and so are building robots that are controlled by mobile ‘phone apps and preparing for the first annual SJF ‘Robot Wars’.
Their programming skills will be further put to the test in the future as they take part in the ‘Energy Challenge’ where they have to build robots capable of running a (very small) town!
I only hope a representative from Skynet doesn’t take an interest in their work!