Lego was recently voted the greatest toy of all time, and it comes as no surprise – It’s one of the most versatile toys ever to be invented! Because it has played a part in the childhoods of so many, our students were very excited to take part in a Lego robotics workshop.
We invited Brian Egles, the founder of BJPCE Limited, to run a workshop with our students, which took place at Heythrope College.
BJPCE specialise in devising practical activities to bring learning to life. Bryan has a background in IT, Chemical Engineering and Supply Chain Management, in addition to being a member of STEM Ambassadors. He is passionate about bringing creativity to education, and uses it to encourage more students to take up careers in STEM subjects.
On the day, students were provided with robot kits, two challenge kits and an ‘arena’ for testing. Brian showed them how to build a simple robot, and how to program it to do a few basic tasks. They were then allowed to modify their robot to take part in challenges. It was a great opportunity for students to use their creativity and problem solving skills to adapt the robots to handle tasks of varying difficulty.
Here are a few pictures of what students got up to:
For more information on BJPCE and Lego Robotics workshops, go to: bjpce.co.uk/schools/lego