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19 April, 2024

Exploring Robotics: Unlocking Creativity and Innovation at PBIS

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Diving into the exciting world of coding, engineering, and problem-solving with Robotics Club, one of our Extra-curricular club, led by our Computer Science Teacher, Paul Millington. Whether are our students new to robotics or already have some experience, our club offers a supportive space where students can unleash their creativity and develop valuable skills for the future.  

At Kamýk Campus, we offer Lego Spike Robotics as part of enrichment sessions for students in Years 7 to 9, whilst at Libuš Campus, we run the Robotics Club for students in Years 10 to 12. During the sessions, students work collaboratively to design, build, and program robots for various competitions and challenges. At each session students tackle different tasks, from constructing robots to solving complex problems.

Not only do students develop technical skills in coding and engineering, but they also enhance essential soft skills such as teamwork, communication, and critical thinking. It provides a unique opportunity for students to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world challenges, preparing them for future careers, especially in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) fields.

Taking part in competitions across the Czech Republic enable our students you put their skills into practice against other school across the country. The competitions range from local events to prestigious national competitions. Each competition presents its own set of challenges, requiring students to design and program robots to complete specific tasks - robots that can pick up small basketballs and shoot them into hoops, robots that can pick up cubes and place them in pens, and line follower robots that can navigate mazes quickly while avoiding obstacles.

This June, for the first time ever, students from both the Libuš and Kamýk campuses will be competing at the World Robotic Olympiad. Participating in these events not only tests students' technical skills but also builds confidence, resilience, and sportsmanship.