"Into the Void" is the STEAM topic proposed by MIT and developed by Collège Champittet for the year 2020-2021.
On the first day, the students had to follow the journey of the "Perseverance" shuttle to Mars from a distance and put themselves in the place of its occupants in order to organise the landing in an optimal way. With the help of their computer science teachers, the students used artificial intelligence and programmed robots (Thymio) to carry out their mission.
Year 6 students from both the Nyon and Pully campus got together to solve a series of challenges proposed by the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) teachers, which were broadcasted on the EPFL YouTube channel and projected on a large screen.
Team spirit was at the heart of the exercise, as the students had to solve problems as a team and work together, an essential 21st century skill taught to the students at Champittet.