On the 14th February 2019, 90 very excited primary school pupils visited us to take part in an I.T robot challenge with BT, who are based in Adastral Park near Ipswich. Pupils from Blundeston, Corton, Elm Tree and Red Oak Primary Schools participated in the event.

In an engaging, fun and interactive workshop, pupils learned about algorithms and coding in order to programme their “Crumble” robot cars. After a lot of experimenting, problem solving and general tinkering with codes, all the pupils successfully programmed their cars. The day finished with a series of robot car races, which all the pupils thoroughly enjoyed! In a very closely contested final, the joint winners were Red Oak Primary School and Blundeston Primary School.

Staff from BT supported the event, alongside student volunteers from the college who had been trained to help with the activities.

Principal Kevin Grieve said “It was a brilliant day; I was incredibly impressed by the coding skills of all the pupils. It was a real pleasure for everyone involved, and a special mention must go to BT for all the work they put in to make the event special for the primary pupils.”

Large group of primary school students participating in an activity

Students working with robot cars

2 students holding up a 3rd place certificate

2 students holding up a 2nd place certificate

Group of students holding up a certificate