The dust finally settles!
On Saturday we held a robotics workshop at Imperial College. It's such a blast watching people figure out puzzles and seeing how everyone thinks so differently. One example stands out to me: We asked the kids to design a scooping mechanism to fit to the front of their robots using only simple construction materials (card, blu-tack, lollypop sticks etc) the level of ingenuity is wonderful. I'm genuinely sure they do these challenges far better than I could.
This was the first of our robotics series, more are scheduled Saturdays in May, June and July. They follow our belief that what children learn in school must be motivated and qualified by their experiences outside it. Hands-on learning like this doesn't touch a syllabus but plants plenty of happy memories and rich experiences which feed in to a child's learning.