This Monday, KS2 had a fantastic day having small workshops exploring robotics! Each class had an hour exploring different tasks that they needed their robots to achieve. Dr Melissa Butt, who came to host the workshop, is the WER UK chairman, and brought in lots of equipment for us to use for the day.

It helped us think like an engineer and design tools to attach to motors as well as build a level of resilience. Some of our first, second or even sixth ideas didn’t work, but we all kept trying new ideas!

The robots used are part of an international competition for children called the WER (World Education Robotics). You may have seen children from Sheffield going to Shangai on the news just before Christmas, and we want to compete as well! For more information, please visit

The Digital Leaders are hoping to help towards the PTAs funding for these resources for school, and will be hosting a range of fundraising events through the week including a sponsored ‘Screen Time’, ‘Code the Teacher’ game on Wednesday and a non-uniform day on Friday.