The fascinating world of robotics is inspiring and engaging young minds at MRIS. Guided by former parent and current MRIS Chairperson, Jessica Worrall, the Yr 6 students have been enjoying the 8 week hands-on workshops using Lego EV3 Robots. Jessica said the aim of the school’s Robotics Programme is to open up the concepts of robotics to students by providing practical hands-on experience: from building robots through to flow charting and programming using an iPad. “It helps integrate basic maths and science concepts while developing critical thinking skills and problem-solving strategies. While further developing the ability to work collaboratively in teams and across teams to share knowledge, students can use their creativity to express their solutions.” said Jessica. Robotics integrates all the STEAM fields – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths.