Longhill Robogals!

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A group of our Year 9 girls attended an Interactive Robogals workshop at the University of Sussex this week.

The sessions introduce key concepts and skills in Engineering and Computer Science careers, led by current students from the Engineering and Informatics schools at the University of Sussex.

The students participated in two workshops involving robotic activities – experimenting and studying a light sensor robot by racing and navigating it, followed by assembling and programming LEGO Mindstorm robotic kits.

The sessions helped our students understand the basics of engineering, robotics and programming in a fun way whilst supporting the computing curriculum. The event was to encourage more females to consider careers in STEM fields and to study at University where they are currently under represented.

Our students returned to school filled with enthusiasm and a greater understanding of the options available to them in these subjects.


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