Isle of Dogs school awarded £3,000 of LEGO resources

Dr Nicola Glen (right) with Craig Lockyer (left) joined by Year 7 pupils from George Green's School

Dr Nicola Glen (right) with Craig Lockyer (left) joined by Year 7 pupils from George Green's School - Credit: Archant

Students at an Isle of Dogs school will have the chance to build their own robots after receiving £3,000 worth of LEGO resources.

George Green’s School, Manchester Road, is one of just 25 schools across England and Wales to be granted free LEGO Mindstorms learning tools for science, technology, engineering and maths.

After submitting an application film, the school was judged to be one that would benefit most from the resources, and also among the most enthusiastic.

Year 12 student Craig Lockyer filmed and edited the school’s entry, which organisers described as “a stand-out application”.

He said: “I’m proud and happy that the film was so well received and am looking forward to helping out with the science club on a weekly basis.”

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Pupils will now be able to construct sophisticated programmable robots to compete against others at regional and national contests.

Science teacher Dr Nicola Glen, who organised the school’s application, said: “I’m so pleased with the result.

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“This will continue to encourage our students to get involved with the exciting world of science.”

Part of a pilot Elite Engineering programme, the initiative aims to see disadvantaged youngsters pursue careers in the industry.

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