Brent school wins £3k worth of LEGO® electronic teaching equipment

Kingsbury High School has won �3k worth of LEGO� equipment (pic credit: Steve Foster)

Kingsbury High School has won �3k worth of LEGO� equipment (pic credit: Steve Foster) - Credit: Archant

A secondary school in Kingsbury has been selected as one of 25 in Britain to receive electronic teaching equipment worth more than £3,000.

Kingsbury High School in Princes Avenue, will be given state of the art LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) resources as part of a pilot of the Elite Engineering Programme (EEP).

Roshan Bhuwa, who is the Key Stage four co-ordinator for Computer Science, told the Times that being chosen to take part in the new programme is a fantastic achievement.

She added: “Universities are currently not producing enough engineering graduates to satisfy demand and often there are vacant positions left in industry.

“By winning access to over £3,000 worth of state of the art equipment, we hope to inspire Kingsbury High School students to take up a future in STEM in order to help produce the forward thinkers and innovators of tomorrow.”

The school is the second in the borough to announce their success, after Queens Park Community School (QPCS) in Aylestone Avenue, Brondesbury, revealed they too were chosen for the coveted scheme last month.

The schools were chosen following an application and video entry to the EEP Schools Competition, followed by a campaigning process in England, Scotland and Wales.

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The equipment allows students to build and program a fully functioning robot in a single 45-minute class period.

Students will use the LEGO® resources to build sophisticated programmable robots to compete against others at regional and national contests.