Some lucky children and a very excited Ms Scott and Mrs Dunkley had the fantastic opportunity to attend the first session of a STEM Lego challenge organised by Science Oxford and Headington Prep School.
In the first part, the children were split into groups with children from other schools and challenged to build an alien from Lego. Despite never having met the other children before, our children bravely took on the challenge and demonstrated their team working skills, joining in their groups to help build an array of fascinating aliens. Not only this, but they were able to answer questions about the aliens' habitats and the special features the aliens had to cope with this.
After a break, we then worked in school teams. The children were able to explore how to build robots from Lego with motors and how to code them to move using LEGO WeDo on i-pads. They took turns to take on roles such as Chief Technician, Software Engineer, Lego Master and Robot Support team to work together on the different challenges. Tylaar said his favourite part of the morning was programming the robots. Our creative children were the only group to be so involved that they were prepared to get down onto the floor to let their robot roam. They enjoyed making a human obstacle course for their robot to move through. We're all looking forward to the next part of the challenge.