Robogals Visit Girton Junior School

28th November 2018

With a mission to “inspire tomorrow’s engineers today”, Robogals today visited Girton Grammar School Junior School students.

Robogals is an international, not-for-profit, organisation that works to increase female participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through fun and educational workshops and initiatives.

The workshops are run by student volunteers all around the world and include robotics and engineering activities. They aim to get more students excited about STEM subjects and career pathways.

Workshops include a brief introduction to the different types of engineering. Students then take part in a series of engineering challenges designed to develop teamwork and problem-solving skills, including programming EV3 robotics, building structures from everyday materials and more.

Headmaster of Girton Grammar School, Mr. Matthew Maruff, said that the workshops are a unique opportunity for Junior School students to get some hands-on experience in the world of engineering and expand what students are learning in their science and mathematics classes.

Over Tuesday and Wednesday the team ran hour long workshops for Junior School students (boys and girls) from years three to six.