The School Robot Competition is a national competition and a joint project of the UK-RAS Network and Twinkl. This exciting competition is open to all UK schoolchildren aged from 8 – 14 years.
Twinkl are a thriving educational publisher with the largest collection of high quality digital teaching materials in the world. They are proud to create educational resources that can be used at each step of a child’s learning journey. Their teacher-created resources provide entire schemes of work, lesson planning and assessments right through to online educational games, augmented reality and so much more. They have over 525,000 resources and new content gets added every day.
All Twinkl resources are teacher-made and can be used by anyone, anywhere – making learning accessible to all.
Twinkl also have a fantastic selection of Augmented Reality (AR) games, including an unveiling of a brand new game called ARchitect. In this open ended game, children are given the task of building a tower or a building from scratch using a choice of different materials. Using real-world physics, blocks of ice will slide around on top of each other, others will have more friction while some may be too heavy for the material beneath it. All taking place in front of your eyes!
ARchitect challenges children to think carefully about materials, elements and how they interact. Incorporating science and mathematic skills to engage high achieving and lower ability children through highly interactive elements and an easy pick-up-and-play style. It’s a ground-breaking game….literally!
School Robot Competition
Applying this methodology, they created a new AR game for exclusively for our School Robot Competition in 2019, which launched on 27th March 2019.
In 2020 the School Robot Competition is back with an improved augmented reality app and a new set of challenges to test children’s design and engineering skills to their limits on the surface of Mars. Our current competition launched on the 13th February 2020.
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