Enthusiasm for the robotics club exceeds expectations

Enthusiasm for the robotics club exceeds expectations

The most popular activity on campus, the Robotics club is now running two sessions every Friday; one for Kuri students and a second shift for students from Headstart. With nearly a hundred students from grades 3 and up enrolled in the camp, we are seeing younger and younger participants tackle projects that were previously reserved for middle and high school students. Last year we broke our own youngest participant records at the NERC competition at NUST, bringing a number of 4th and 5th graders to the teams, which one first, second, and runners up prizes.

Saadia Habib, the center manager at Robofort and the beating heart of Headstart School’s robotics program, has been building strong collaborations with mechatronic and engineering departments at local universities. This coming week her fifth grade students will be taking a trip to NUST as part of their unit on the brain to look at smart prosthetic devices designed and built at the university.

In the near future, the School may open up the robotics club to non-Headstart students as well. For more information, please contact saadia.habib@headstart.edu.pk or subscribe to this blog for regular updates.