The Design Technology Department has had an exciting Stem opportunity for our year 7 students who took part in a RAF Mighty Minds event. The fun packed event involved a range of activities which challenged students and helped build confidence with their problem solving, team building and coding abilities. They were faced with the exciting opportunity to build and code robots, using Lego with EV3 intelligent bricks and iPads with software for coding and controlling their robots.
Students followed a busy schedule for the day:
- Phase One – Coding & basic building challenges
- Phase Two – Designed and built a robot in groups using attachments for sensors and motor mechanisms. They practised coding on their competition mats trying to move objects and help rescue Lego civilians
- Phase Three – Final testing of their robots and design modifications for re-runs, judges assessed students work and gave points for successful missions.
- Phase Four – The winning teams were announced to those who scored the highest in all the missions.
In 3rd place: David, Alfie, Zaki
In 2nd Place: Hussain, Nethran, Jay
In 1st Place: Ishaan, Mohammed Khan, Arun Badhan
Students quoted: ‘It’s been a fantastic day we have learnt so much.’
The day gave our students an insight to the endless possibilities of what technology and coding has to offer.