STEM Trip: Robogals Workshop at Manchester University

Students from CHS put their science and technology skills to the test when they took part in a Robotics workshop – especially for girls – at The University of Manchester.
 
During the ‘Robogals‘ session, led by university volunteers, CHS’s Year 6 and Year 10 computer scientists programmed a robot to complete a challenge utilising its sensors.
 
A fun and educational session, the girls developed their understanding of engineering basics, robotics, and programming using LEGO Mindstorms NXT kits.
 
Year 6 pupils Samaria and Aneeka thoroughly enjoyed the session, Samaria said: “I really enjoyed trying to add more instructions to the program to make the robot complete more tasks.” Rahman added: “It was an amazing experience.”
 
CHS’s Junior School Teacher Mrs Brown and Senior School ICT co-ordinator Mrs Hayes were very impressed with the girls’ attitude and coding skills.
 
The workshop was a great opportunity for the girls to explore the value of studying STEM subjects in School, but also an excellent chance for the Junior and Senior School students to work together.
 
 “The Year 10 students were great role models for the younger pupils,” said Mrs Brown.

Year 6 and Year 10 students from cheadle hulme school visited the University of Manchester's student run Robogals workshop which encourages females to consider STEM careers in science technology engineering and maths