St George's successful in British Council Comenius Scheme
04 February 2010
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
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.