Kingsbury High School has been selected as one of just twenty five schools chosen to receive free LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) resources worth £3,000 as part of a pilot of the Elite Engineering Programme (EEP).
Kingsbury High School was chosen following an application and video entry to the EEP Schools Competition, followed by a campaigning process in England, Scotland and Wales.
The judges prioritised schools that would benefit most from the new resources. They then considered how enthusiastic the school was and how much community support had been shown for the video application.
Kingsbury High School will receive LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 resources for Key Stage 3 students (aged 12+ years) and will also receive free training for teachers, which will explain how to use the materials to deliver the STEM National Curriculum. Students will have the chance to use the LEGO® resources to build sophisticated programmable robots to compete against others, at regional and national contests.
Gareth Boldsworth, Director, LEGO Education Europe explained; “We’re keen to make LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 available to young people who might not otherwise get the opportunity to discover that they have a real flair for engineering. For the EEP pilot we were looking for schools that would work hard to make the pilot a success but currently lacked resources. We had some fantastic entries so the decision process was really tough. Kingsbury High School’s application stood out to the judges and we’re looking forward to working with them.”
Kingsbury High School’s KS4 Co-ordinator for Computer Science, Roshan Bhuwa said “Being one of 25 schools in the country to be selected to take part in the EEP program is a fantastic achievement for Kingsbury High School. Universities are currently not producing enough engineering graduates to satisfy demand and often there are vacant positions left in industry. By winning access to over £3000 worth of state of the art equipment, we hope to inspire Kingsbury High School students to take up a future in STEM in order to help produce the forward thinkers and innovators of tomorrow.”
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