The UK-RAS Network has partnered up with Twinkl this year to create a new School Robot Competition.

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 have now created a new AR game for exclusively for our School Robot Competition. The competition launched on 27th March 2019 and ended on 9th June 2019!