LEGO Robotics

LEGO Robotics

In an early initiative, KILT, assisted by the University of South Africa, implemented a LEGO Robotics educational program for four teachers and 16 learners (12 girls and six boys) at Percy Mdala High.

In this extra-curricular initiative, students learn to build and automate robots using LEGO plastic bricks, mechanical components and computer software.

The programme is continuing at a more advanced level, and has been expanded to include Knysna High, Knysna Secondary and Concordia High.

With all four high schools in Knysna involved, KILT has 10 educators trained in LEGO Robotics and 50 students participating.
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“When we started LEGO Robotics we thought it was all about building robots. But it was not just about that. There is a secret weapon behind all of it, which is expressing skills – programming, building, teamwork, self-confidence. Some of us did not know we could be good at such things. But now we have found out more about ourselves, and of course, we would like to take these skills further.”
LEGO Robotics team, Percy Mdala High
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