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What is a Robotics Festival?

Tablet Academy have partnered with WPS Westward to offer schools, colleges and educational organisations the opportunity to host or take part in a free Robotics Learning Festival. These events offer teachers and pupils the opportunity to experience a wide range of Robotic solutions specifically designed for the classroom.

Thanks to support from WPS Westward Tablet Academy are able to deliver these events for free!

How does it work?

The Robotics Learning Festival is hosted for a day by a school or college who will extend invitations to local schools and teachers. The day is then divided into two sections:

Pupil Workshop (9.30am till 2pm)

A workshop for up to 30 pupils with 1 teacher and 5 students from 6 different schools. Within the workshop groups complete a number of challenges involving a range of 'Classroom Ready Robotic Solutions'. The challenges will link to STEM subjects including computing, mathematics and science.

Teacher Showcase Event (2.30pm till 4.30pm)

Following the pupil workshop, the space will be transformed into a showcase environment to allow teachers from surrounding schools to drop in to investigate the range of robotics on display in a none sales environment. There would also be the opportunity to talk with Tablet Academy personnel about how the Robots can enhance a range of curriculum subjects. The Showcase Event would be open for teachers to come and go as they wish.
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Duke of York Inspiring Digital Entrepreneur Award

Pupils who attend the workshops will also be awarded a digital badge linked to the Duke of York iDEA scheme. This is a new programme still in its infancy which is comparable to the Duke of Edinburgh Award. The difference being the iDEA programme is based on digital skills.The badge awarded to pupils for attending the event contributes points towards achieving their Bronze award which they can do independently online.

WHAT ROBOTS WILL BE INVOLVED?

A minimum of 6 Classroom Ready Robotic Solutions will be included in the workshop with additional products on display during the showcase. We are looking to include the following robots:

Where is this happening?

As new dates and venues are announced you will find them listed here. The plan is to deliver up to 10 Festivals before Christmas 2016. Dates are being added each week so watch this space! If you are interested in hosting your own event then please reach out and we will do our best to accommodate your school or organisation.
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Who are WPS Westward

WPSstem a leader in STEM education, offers practical solutions and resources for students learning Open-Architecture construction, Robotics, 3D Printing, and Drone Technology etc. WPSstem provides professional development, product Implementation and lesson planning for teachers & educators in a variety in-school and out-of-school environments. We bring the most up-to-date STEM products & services to inspire, support and encourage the teachers & educators of today, lead the students to become the creators and inventors of tomorrow.

The Learning Festival has shown the class the value of applying scientific and mathematical knowledge, combined with use of technologies, in a real-life context. The class became more aware of the need to work as a team, and the benefits of effective teamwork were clearly highlighted. The experience has been superb, truly valuable learning.
Eve McNeil, Beverley Minster Primary School
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What's the Catch?

There's no catch. The Festivals provide schools with the opportunity to see and experience a range of Robotic Solutions. The hope is, by attending the festival teachers and pupils will be inspired and informed about how the solutions can help bring the national curriculum to life, not just the Computing Curriculum but a range of subject areas.

You can rest assured our Learning Festivals are not sales events and with previous Festivals receiving Excellent or Very Good Feedback from over 97% of the teachers who attend, you can expect a great experience on the day.

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