Year 7 & 8 will both be taking part in the VEX IQ Robotics Challenge "Squared Away", which is embedded our secondary STEAM curriculum. Further details can be found online.
Year 8 pupils will use Godot software to create their own 2D games and Apps. They will also be developing their video editing skills and indeed their film-making by creating their own student version of Harry Potter. They will also be looking at "Extreme Exposure" through researching more about the nearby river and how to show what they find out to the community.
As our students progress through the school, the challenges that they face become increasingly complex and more open. For example, our Year 9 students will be making 3D games in Godot (similar to Year 8), but with the added complexity of running them through VR. They will also be working with Arduinos, physical programmable circuits that can connect to sensors which will allow the pupils to explore electronics and to create their own projects. Arduino can interact with buttons, LEDs, motors, speakers, GPS units, cameras, the internet, and smartphones, so Year 9 can be as creative as they wish! Finally, to develop their understanding of real world applications, we will investigate our third MIT project entitled "Picture of Health.” Students will examine new and interesting ways in which to diagnose and treat health problems.