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A What Bot Workshop

This workshop kicks off with an eye-opening, jaw-dropping, whistle stop tour of robots in all shapes and sizes. From toilet-bots that can detect if you’re low in vitamin C to teeny, tiny bots that can wriggle underneath your skin.

After lot of “wow”s and “ewwww”s, students learn what makes a robot a robot and how they can build and program one.

It’s then time to put the theory to the test and the classroom is split into groups to complete a challenge. The challenge is to program ‘Eli the delivery robot’ to pick up food from the supermarket, deliver it to a school, and return to base…..avoiding obstacles along the way. Teams will be awarded points based on the milestones they achieve and the team with the highest score wins.

This high-energy workshop requires use of an assembly hall.

Topics Covered

All our workshops are designed to align to (and go beyond) the KS2 National Curriculum. Topics covered in this workshop include:

Learning Outcomes

Programming Fundamentals

Robotics

Problem Solving

Team Work

Logistics and Costs

The workshops can be a half day (including two classroom sessions) or a whole day (including four classroom sessions). Workshop timings can be tailored to fit around your school day.

Half day  – £400

Full day – £600

At the end of the each workshop, all classroom participants are given an A5 10-page computing activity booklet.

Travel costs may be charged for schools outside of North-East Wales and Chester areas.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are always on the look out for funding opportunities and would be delighted to support your application.

If funding is required to proceed and is not granted, you can cancel the workshop at no cost. 

Below is a list of funding partners with applications open NOW:

Meet and Code

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Hayley (aka Snails) and Geraint deliver the ‘A What Bot” workshop.

Hayley has 18 years experience in the Technology industry advising companies from Tesco to Natwest.

Geraint originally trained in the Royal Air Force as an Aeronautical Engineer. He now works in Environmental and Civil Engineering.

Both Hayley and Geraint are active STEM ambassadors and hold enhanced DBS checks.

Hayley was awarded the Teach Computing Primary Computing certificate in 2022.

The workshops require use of school laptops or Chromebooks with a USB port.

All other equipment (use of Crumble classroom kits, robots and craft materials) is provided, enough for a classroom of 32 pupils to work in pairs. 

Sniff and Snails can provide laptops for use during this workshop.

This workshop requires use of a school assembly hall or large classroom.

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If you’re looking for something different than above or cannot find a date that works for your school – drop us a note below. We’re a pretty flexible bunch.