Lyndon School has been selected as one of just 600 non-selective state schools across the country to receive a fully funded STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) educational programme, Coding Success, to inspire a passion for coding and robotics in the classroom.
Coding Success is fully funded by BAE Systems, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force and it aims to encourage the next generation of scientists, engineers and technicians. Developed by The Smallpeice Trust, an educational charity, and Raising Robots, an authorised LEGO® Education partner, Coding Success will provide teachers with all of the tools they need to inspire excitement in STEM including teacher training sessions, six engaging curriculum-linked lesson plans, and two LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime kits, for children to get practical experience with robotics and programming.
Coding Success incorporates a virtual humanitarian mission on an isolated volcanic island in the South Atlantic Ocean, where students must successfully code their robots as part of a fictitious earthquake response scenario, helping the injured and making fresh drinking water available. Through hands-on learning, students will explore any problems that may arise and create exciting solutions through their code.
Natasha Peachey, Science Teacher said:
“This partnership gives students a fantastic insight into the world of robotics and the unlimited careers opportunities that are available to them. We are currently running the club with Y9 Girls to foster curiosity in underrepresented groups in the sector”.
Mr Abid Butt, Principal said:
“I am delighted that Lyndon School has been selected to take part in Coding Success. We are always keen for our students to take part in more activities that can expand their horizons and help them develop valuable skills for their future.”