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Computer Science Transition Project takes part in National Robotics Competition

On Thursday 7th July Miss Bevan, Mr Greves and Mrs Lewis took 18 pupils from year 6, 7 and 9 to the University of South Wales to take part in the annual Technocamps Robotics Competition; the finale to the Computer Science Departments Transition Project.

The theme this year was ‘Robo Skool’ where the pupils were required to create a robot that would be beneficial to education. The pupils were required to set up a display for their project and present their pitch to the judges, as well as taking part in the “on the day challenge” of designing a dancing robot for the ‘Robo Skool Disco’.

All pupils performed fantastically and have brought back a bronze medal each, da iawn to all involved.

TeenTech Event

Ten year 8 boys were invited to the prestigious TeenTech event on 9th May 2013 where TeenTech ran a lively one-day event to help our, and many other, pupils see the wide range of career possibilities in Science, Engineering and Technology.

TeenTech is an award winning, industry-led initiative, founded  in 2008 by Maggie Philbin and Chris Dodson to help the "X Factor" generation understand their true potential and the real opportunities available in the contemporary STEM workplace.

At this event 300 pupils from 30 different schools had the benefit of hands-on exhibits and challenges run by leading organisations. See below for some images of our pupils where they were involved in some very special experiences, from training with Swansea Football Club to designing their own Apps.

House of Commons Visit

The Computer Science Club was again in demand to showcase their robot "The Bird" which won The Technocamps Robotics Competition in June this year. The team, along with Mrs Price, were invited by Technocamps to The House of Commons to take part in an event hosted by Andrew Miller (MP) and supported by "Nesta" and "Make Things do Stuff". This fantastic opportunity for our pupils Adam Prince, Tom Long and Ashwin Gunasekarun saw Digital organisations, MPs and digital makers all come together at the House of Commons to be part of the swell of organisations supporting the digital creativity of young people.

Two years ago, when the Computer Science Club started, the pupils were inspired by the Technocamps projects they took part in. Now Mrs Price is very proud to see that the team has become an inspiration for others. They were incredible in describing their project and were bombarded with questions about their robot. What an incredible group of pupils. More information regarding the competition and the teams win can be found here.


Thenocamps National Robotics Competition


On 26th February the Sir Thomas Picton School 2015 Technocamps national robotics competition winners invited pupils from each of our family of schools to attend a robotics club after school for an hour on a Thursday.  Tom Long (year 9) and Adam Prince (year 10) were a huge insiration to the pupils and fantstic ambassadors not only for our school but for the club they have each been attending for the last three years.  Over the next five weeks they each lead their team to create a robot, a video and a poster from scratch.  They then attended the Technocamps national robotics competition with their year 6 teams at the University of South Wales, Pontypridd where they all received medals and certificates for their work.  It was an amazing opportunity for Tom and Adam to become teachers and leaders as well as a fantstic tranistion project which has helped some of our year 6 pupils to feel more confident about coming to STP in September.  Our only regret is we could not do this project with every pupil in year 6 who was interested.  Huge thanks go to the family of schools, the pupils that attended (who certainly gave us an insight into their capabilities) and above all Tom and Adam who were such an inspiration.


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