Each team designed a game before the competition. Now those games will be played and scored by all the other teams.
We’ve been asking teachers from the robo challenge schools what the benefits have been of working in partnership with IBM.
“It’s been massive to come here and see the IBM building and all these people that work here. the girls have lots of questions already about the kind of jobs there are here. They are in London, at IBM and taking part in this big competition”, said one teacher “The volunteers coming into the school have been really good at talking to the girls about how the activities relate to real life and explaining how they use the same sort of problem-solving in their jobs. The volunteer gave them real-life examples of coding.”
There’s been buzz and excitement about the robo race. Everyone has been asking the same question – how did the children from St Saviour’s Primary School get their Lego robot to go so much faster than everyone else’s?The answer….They built the robot using cogs as gears.