St George's successful in British Council Comenius Scheme

04 February 2010

St George's successful in British Council Comenius Scheme

Global education offers a wealth of experience and opportunity, and St. George's is at the forefront of ensuring pupils develop an appreciation and desire to work with partners around the world. The exchange of cultural understanding through practical projects is incredibly valuable in our expanding marketplace.

To this end, our school applied for a joint European project, through the British Council Comenius scheme.

We are pleased to announce that we have been successful, along with our partner schools in Blankenburg: Germany and Padova: Italy. The two year project is concerned with the design and programming of autonomous robots; we will use this topic to exchange thoughts and share research. This will then lead to visits to all the school involved, to take part in set tasks concerned with robotics. We will also take the opportunity to experience the culture and lifestyle of our partners. All the work done will be controlled, shared and advertised through a dedicated web site. (Now Closed)

We began our project by entering the Lego League Robotics competition held at Edinburgh University with a group of girls who had designed, built and programmed a robot to carry out set tasks. They received an award for Robotics design and had an enjoyable day in the new "School of Informatics" building at the university.