Robotic Programming

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Groups of approximately 30 learners

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Keystage 2, 3 and 4

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30-60 minutes

About the Workshop

Short introduction to robots and how they are used in different industries including medicine, manufacturing and scientific research. Using tablets, learners programme Lego Boost robots (built as a Vernie) around a maze in teams of 4-6. Students build up their programme in sections and then at the end all teams showcase how successfully their robots navigates the maze. 


Focus is made on how robots are only as successful as their programmer and the importance of being very accurate with their code. This workshop can be extended or shortened based on how difficult the maze challenge set is and by adding a short robot showcase (15 minutes) where students can make their robot dance, play music and talk at the end. 


This activity can be run as part of a careers fair stand.

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Room Requirements: 

  • Large classroom or hall with the furniture moved to the sides.

  • Projector and screen.

Skills Builder Framework Links

  • Listening 

  • Problem solving 

  • Staying positive 

  • Teamwork 

  • Aiming high 

  • Leadership

Computing: 

  • Can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.

  • Computing: Understand how instructions are stored and executed within a computer system.

  • Design and Technology: Understand developments in design and technology, its impact on individuals, society and the environment, and the responsibilities of designers, engineers and technologists.

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If you are a Primary school in the Birmingham area you can take part in theChallenge Your Imagination competition, a funded activity on behalf of ZEISS: www.learnbydesign.co.uk/challenge-your-imagination

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