The Girls Robo Challenge is a partnership project run by IBM and London Connected Learning Centre, which invites teams of children from local schools to compete in a series of programming challenges.
This year, for the first time, the competition is exclusively for girls. The reason for this is to continue to encourage more girls to take up computer science and bridge the significant gap that currently exists within this sector.
The competition tests KS2 students team-working, problem- solving, presentation and programming skills, as well encouraging creativity and enterprise. Each team have been given a Lego NXT kit, an IBM mentor and 10 weeks to prepare for a series of exciting challenges such as programming their robot to complete dance routine, take part in a race designing and programming their own game on Scratch.
For more information check out last year’s Robo Challenge blog.