Selwyn House School will be entering an exciting new phase next year as it introduces a subject dear to the heart of many young futurists and would-be robot designers - Mechatronics. The course will bring together Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and a little bit of Art, to teach the students the basics of how robotic devices operate, and hopefully inspire them into a future career in technology.
The school's principal, Dr Lyn Bird, sees the new subject as an important way of standing against the status quo. "Selwyn House is a girls' school," she said. "A lot of girls think that STEM subjects are only the domain of boys, and we want them to challenge that belief." The goal of the programme is to teach the students a gradual progression of skills during their time at school, until they have enough knowledge to scratch-build their own gadget in Year 8. To help them on their way they will be supported by two dedicated robotics teachers in a well-appointed Technology Hub, known as 'The Boiler House', which comes complete with 3D… Read More