Collège Middle School

ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES - STEM Workshops

A few times during the year, usually during the Autumn and Spring breaks, we organise STEM workshops for students in Collège and Lycée. Thanks to INSEAD’s well-equipped facilities, these workshops are presented in ideal conditions. A highly experienced UK company, Fire Tech Camps, lead the STEM workshops. Students are given the option to learn programming (Python) or to build and program robots.

The Teen Coding with Python 1 Course is a deep dive into Programming in Python. This popular coding language is used thanks to the simplicity of the syntax, and the wide range of applications – from building games, to data science. Students lean the fundamentals, covering a variety of constructs, algorithms and data structures, up to the standard expected at 16 in the UK Education system.

In Senior Robotics with VEX IQ students work together in small teams to master VEX IQ robotics challenges while learning to code in the C-based programming language ROBOTC. They learn how to use a range of sensors and switches to build, program and test their competition-ready robots. They explore mechanical and engineering concepts, working with design constraints and parameters to program their robots. They take away important teamwork and collaboration skills!

Based on the excellent performance of our students, it has been decided during the previous workshop that teams will be entered for the next VEX robotics competition. Watch this space for the results!

 

 

“I learned to build and code my robot. It’s cool!” 

“Daddy, daddy, did you see that?!”