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Exciting Enrichment Opportunity with the Denbigh School Computing Hub

The Denbigh School Computing Hub Milton Keynes is offering an exciting opportunity for local schools to boost their engagement in STEM activities with Lego First League.

The hub is offering 10 schools the opportunity to win free registration to the Lego First League Competition, alongside the hire of a full Lego Spike Prime Coding Kit for five months in their school.

FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge (ages 9-16) is a global STEM programme for teams of young people, to encourage an interest in real world themes and develop key skills that are crucial for their future careers. Young people work together to explore a given topic and to design, build and program an autonomous LEGO® robot to solve a series of missions.

The Denbigh School Hub wants to increase engagement in STEM through such challenges, so are offering the opportunity to fully fund this initiate for 10 Primary or Secondary schools from Milton Keynes or Northamptonshire. Each school will receive hire of the full kit from January 2021 – May 2021, allowing them to enter a group of up to 10 young people. This could be done within lessons or part as an extra-curricular activity in school, with the group working together on the programme for up to three months, finishing with entering and attending a reginal competition in the Spring to showcase their creations.

More information about the competition and what it entails can be found here: https://education.theiet.org/first-lego-league-programmes/about/fll/  

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To be in with a chance of winning free entry and hire of the Lego kit, schools can complete the following form:

To be entered into the raffle to win the hiring of the kits and the registration fee, all Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire school’s who have engaged with the Hub, attending courses since September 2019 can apply.

If a member of staff from school has not attended any courses, details of sessions that are currently running can be found and booked here: http://computing.thedenbighalliance.org.uk/#Courses

 

The hub is running online courses for both Primary and Secondary teachers with the following costs: 

 

Teachers from state-funded schools or colleges

Face-to-face or remote course

Fee

Bursary

Primary

£35

Yes*

GCSE (Computer Science Accelerator)

Free

Yes

Secondary KS3 and KS4

£35

No

 
* For primary courses, the fee is covered by the bursary and will be deducted from the funding your school receives. The bursary is available for one teacher per school in an academic year.