The Doctor Who Dalek and Star Wars R2D2 Robot visit St. Aidans for the Launch of the InTo-Space Room

We were delighted that the Doctor Who Dalek and Star Wars R2D2 Robot had time in their busy schedule to visit St. Aidans for the launch of our very own InTo-Space Room - Innovation, Technology, Organic and Networking Spaces. Mr Drummond’s 1st Year Metal Work students with a little help from the library are building and coding robots. Two students from St. Martha’s Emmanuel Akins and Jack Brady have been taking part in a series of empowering Robotics’ training workshops run by Mechatrons a Trinity College based company along with Mr. Drummond and Ms. Flynn the JCSP Librarian. The students now run a club from the InTo-Space room at lunch time each Wednesday teaching the other students how to code and build robots using the Arduino microcontroller.

The idea for this Robotics training programme came as part of the JCSP Learning Libraries InTo-Space concept which has at the heart of it Robots, Science, Coding, Minecraft, Engineering, Maths and all things technical.

We would like to thank our training partners from Riversdale Community College, C.B.S James Street, JCSP Learning Libraries and Mechatrons for helping us learn and develop our InTo-Space room!

Ms. Flynn JCSP Librarian