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Learning to Program a Robot in Just Six Weeks

On Wednesday afternoons, our students have the opportunity to take part in a variety of enrichment activities – including robotics!

Our weekly robotics enrichment teaches students to build and program a working robot arm in just six weeks. 

Students who successfully completed the enrichment activity were awarded certificates of achievement this December, presented by one of our Assistant Principals, Debbie Nolan.

Left to right: Assistant Principal Debbie Nolan, Engineering student Troy, Engineering student Earlson, Engineering lecturer Erwin Jamandron

Students Earlson and Troy are two of the students who completed the enrichment this term. Earlson commented: “It was really practical. There’s lots of programming and assembly involved and if there were any errors with the robots we had to try and fix them.” Troy commented: “I really liked the building and coding involved and debugging when it wasn’t working. It was very enjoyable.”

Robotics is one of many enrichment activities available to our students throughout the year. If you’re interested in studying a course with us, whether that’s a college, degree or part-time evening course, you can view all our courses online or visit an Open Event

Current students who are interested in joining an enrichment activity can sign up anytime during the year through the Intranet, or by contacting our Learner Services team at support@farn-ct.ac.uk