At Aspen Heights we are committed to personalising learning to ensure all children make remarkable progress. Last term the ‘Aspen Assemblers’ Robotics Team was formed comprising of children from our Scholarship and Gifted and Talented programme, together with peers who receive additional support to access learning in school.
Over a six week period, the group worked collaboratively to create a robot that could carry out a variety of tasks. In November, the Robotics team attended an event at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi to compete in the Unified Special Olympics Robotics competition. The children were given the exciting challenge of programming their robot to roll a ping pong ball down a bowling alley and knock over 10 lego pins. They also had to create an eye-catching poster which represented inclusion within the team and how technology supports inclusion. Our children were competing with other groups of students aged 15+;we were by far the youngest competitors.
We were delighted the team won first prize for the incredible poster they designed to show their collaborative working, demonstrating how everyone has an important role to play. Miss Clark, Duwa, Easa, Keira, Khloe and Omar loved taking part in the day and enjoyed looking at all the other school’s robot designs. The children showed fantastic sportsmanship when engaging with other schools and we were very proud to watch them engage with one another as a unified team and represent Aspen Heights so positively in our community.