Since 2011 we are working on an ambitious project that seeks to integrate robotics as a means to promote new learning in our students. A project that started with a group of 8 participants, in a few years has managed to reach more than 90 students between 16 and 17 years of age.
We have developed our programme focused on the FIRST LEGO League international competition, which seeks to bring young people closer to meeting real world challenges through the construction of robots. For this, they develop skills in design, research, critical thinking and work team. In addition, since 2015 we also actively participate in another international competition called VEX Robotics Competition.
The work has been constant and today we feel very proud to have national champions, regional champions and winners in the different categories such as robot performance and research task of both competitions. Thanks to these triumphs we have won the space to represent our country in FIRST LEGO League World Championship (Saint Louis, USA Asia-Pacific VEX Robotics Competition (Sydney, Australia) and VEX Robotics World Championship (Louisville, USA).
We do not talk of “educational” robotics because it would be redundant, since all actions we carry out have a formative character and for us, robotics adds a factor of fun and play that we consider necessary to incorporate into the basis of any educational act developed that we develop as an institution.
Building robots is an excuse to discover and have fun learning, creating and sharing knowledge with others.