As part of the Amazon Future Engineer programme thousands of primary school children from across the UK are being given the opportunity to visit Amazon’s fulfilment centres to code robots, called Ozobots, and to tour the fulfilment centre.
Primary schools are invited to bring a class of pupils for an interactive and educational day. All schools who attend one of Amazon’s workshops will be given a Marty Robot so they can continue the learning journey back in the classroom.
Matt Thompson, Head Teacher, Brentnall Community Primary School, believes that getting younger children actively involved with computer sciences is key: “So many primary school-aged children express an interest in technology, but unfortunately we don’t get many opportunities to see it in action in the classroom. Giving children the opportunity to bring it to life in a creative and experiential way will only grow their interest. For some, it may be the first step on the journey towards an exciting computer sciences career.”
If your school is interested in attending a workshop you can find out more and book here.