Year 6 pupils from five local primary schools, together with our own Prep 6 pupils, enjoyed an exciting and innovative day testing their creative thinking and technical problem solving skils. The day, organised in collaboration with North Devon-based international marketing agency, Bray Leino, involved the pupils working in teams to build and program a robot, made using Lego Mindstorm sets, and drive it through a 'maze'.
The teams worked really hard and also collaborated well to share information across teams, to get a result. The purpose of the day was to expose children to digital technology in a fun and innovative way and the climax came at the end of the day when the teams had to 'drive' their robots through the maze. Apart from a few directional problems, all the teams did well.
Headmaster, Phillip Stapleton, is delighted with the opportunity to collaborate with Bray Leino for this event. “Bray Leino’s renown for creative problem solving chimes with our vision for education and we are excited to be launching a broad programme of events, across the age groups, that introduce students to the concepts of critical and creative thinking and technical problem solving. These are qualities that innovative companies, such as Bray Leino, seek, more and more, from their workforce.”