Children at Glenleigh Park Primary Academy, at Bexhill, were treated to a fascinating day of robot building and art at the end of the last term.
Peter trimmings, from the school, commented: “Creative art is not the first thing you imagine when thinking about robotics.
“But the team from De La Warr Pavilion led the children through a series of activities which helped them to create their own amazing contraptions, using simple house hold items like old CDs and rubber bands combined with miniature motors and power sources.
“The year 4 classes, who had been reading Ted Hughes’ book The Iron Giant at the time, were given a chance to build a range of mechanical marvels which reflected the Iron Giant’s movements and engineering processes.
“The groups then explored how different forces could be used to power movement and in turn create their own surrealist art.
“At the end of the day one child commented: “I can’t believe I made that happen! It just ran across the table all by itself.”
Examples of the children’s and their robot’s work are now being proudly displayed in the school.
The school opened in September 2012 and caters for pupils aged from two to eleven years old. Ofsted has visited twice and on both occasions the school has been judged to be ‘Good’ in all areas. Inspectors praised the inclusive ethos of the school and highlighted the strength of the motivated and hardworking staff The school is committed to not only maintaining the good standard of education but also continuing to improve it.