Today I spoke to around 15 children (aged 8-10) at St John’s Primary School, Clifton, about how engineers look to animals for inspiration, with a talk title ‘Animals and robots in groups’. I did a Kilobot demonstration showing synchronisation of lights like fireflies, as well as showing a Sphero robot. The school is entering a ‘Tech Factor’ competition to win some robotics kits (Lego WeDo).
I really enjoyed talking to younger students as they are full of enthusiasm and questions! Will try and find more opportunities to visit local primary schools.