Robotics and Drone Club arrives at UTC Reading
On 10 January, the Robotics and Drone Club met for the first time at UTC Reading. The club will run every Thursday from 3.30 - 4.30pm for Year 10 and 11 students.
At UTC Reading, we want our students to give their best and take advantage of any opportunity available to improve their knowledge and professional skills. Our teachers David Court and Mark Harris, from the Engineering department; Cristianne Thoseby, from the Computer Science department; and Martin Standfield, Maths teacher, got together to launch this STEM extra-curricular course, which is an excellent opportunity to gain knowledge and improve technical skills in robotics and drones.
During the first meeting, students were introduced to lab tools and had the chance to use some of these. For the second session, students were divided in two groups, so they could learn more about both subjects, robotics and drones, alternately.
Robotics and drones are part of our daily routine when it comes to smart homes, and tools or car assembly, to name a few, and will prove integral to our future. Cristianne Thoseby highlighted: “As UTC teachers, our purpose is to prepare our students now, that they can exceed in their future”.
Year 10 student, Abigail Williams, tried this club first-hand and shared: “I did personally enjoy the sessions. I think they were quite educational as well as giving us good skills to assist building robots and drones, and I am quite delighted with the prospect of doing both!”
At the school, we are looking forward to getting a glimpse of upcoming meetings and seeing how our students’ newfound skills get off the ground.