STEAM-based learning gives students tools and methods to explore new and creative ways of problem-solving, displaying data, innovating, and linking multiple fields, effectively teaching them how to think outside the box.

The very first BISL Robotics Workshop took place during our recent block break, organised by Ms Burtrand, Computer Science Teacher. Our Year 6 students had the chance to expand their programming knowledge, using LEGO Spike Prime kits.

The students had a very exciting day ahead. They had to first build a simple car robot and program it to move in a square using block coding. After they built the robot's skeleton, they had the chance to customise its look, designing it using a range of LEGO pieces. Finally, our young programmers had the opportunity to further program and customise their car robot or even build a bike, and then engage in a friendly battle!

There were some very creative designs and certain students spent a lot of time adding further coding instructions to make specific parts of their robot move and rotate. This included two robots that have moving arms at the front and one that had a dump truck motion!

It was a really fun morning and great to see the students so engaged with coding and robotics, we are looking forward to the next one.

Ms BurtrandComputer Science Teacher

Using LEGO Robots helps the students to further develop their computational thinking skills and STEAM learning. We look forward to many more projects at the British International School of Ljubljana, where our students can develop their programming and creative skills in the classroom!