Thank you to the Army STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) team, who completed two STEM workshops with our Year 8 Kinver High students yesterday. The students worked in teams to design and build a programmable robot to undertake a series of logistical challenges. These challenges are designed to support the British Army when they are deployed around the world and are never more crucial than when disaster strikes.
In the activity, the students joined the Army Engineers, Medics and Logisticians in deploying to a remote part of the world which had been hit by a destructive earthquake. The students learnt how to build, programme and operate their LEGO Mind-storm robot through a series of engineering and logistical challenges in order to achieve their mission and deliver the lifesaving humanitarian aid to the local people.
Head of Design Technology, Mr Wilks, said: “STEM is the future of design and technology and it is essential that our students are given the opportunity to learn about and implement skills in this field. Through these workshops they also gain an understanding of how these skills can be utilised for potential future careers.
“Our students enjoyed learning new STEM skills as well as developing life skills in team work, leadership, critical thinking and perseverance.”