Parents and pupils get technical with robotics workshop

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Asquith Primary School in Mansfield invited its families to make and code a robotic arm as part of a project organised and funded by Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries.

Families were invited to join staff from Inspire to make a small robotic arm from pieces printed from a 3D printer, using film clips on the internet created by MakerClub, a Brighton-based company which specialise in robotics kits and courses.

The children and their parents then had to code the robot to get it to move. There were some problems to solve and pieces to screw together guided by online videos with step-by-step instructions.

Clare Harding, head teacher, said: “As a school we focus on offering unique experiences to our children and families. When we were

asked if we wanted to offer this robot building course we immediately said yes, as we knew it would appeal to pupils and their families.”