We enjoyed an afternoon workshop in robotics with students from Bristol University’s Engineering department. We were able to use and develop our coding skills to program the robots, making them perform simple dance routines. We were also able to ask the students about aspects of their studies, and the use of robots in everyday life. Inspiring!
To finish off our topic on Forces and Electricity, we spent a week making battery-powered motorised merry-go-rounds. We built them from scratch, having learnt about forces and movement, and it was great to be able to put our understanding of electricity to practical use.
We spent a gloriously morning at Brandon Hill, enjoying the old school tradition of Pace Egging down the grassy slopes in the sunshine. The rules were as stringent as ever, and we enjoyed a good dose of healthy competition, as well as lots of fun!