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Robots take over at a Stratford school

Stratford Editorial 17th Nov, 2018   0

ROBOTS took over at King Edward VI School in Stratford.

The school hosted the Digital Schoolhouse Roadshow which saw pupils and staff from eight Warwickshire schools take part in a range of computing workshops and ‘unplugged’ activities.

Pupils simulated a giant central processing unit, programmed a robot to show emotions and learned how to create algorithms.

Joining the school were experts from digital industries, including Warwick mayor Rich Eddy who is the communications director at Jagex.

Warwickshire County Council sponsored the roadshow along with gaming giant Sega.

Council leader Izzi Seccombe said: “Through Warwickshire County Council’s support of the Digital Schoolhouse programme, we aim to harness young people’s entrepreneurial drive as well as equip them with specific digital skills that are increasingly sought after by employers.

“We are delighted to have enabled four vibrant and impressive schools – King Edward VI, Campion (Leamington), Coleshill, and Kineton – to become involved with Digital Schoolhouse. Each school forms the centre hub of a local network linking up with primary schools. The schools are spread throughout Warwickshire so the benefits will be felt around the county.”

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