SSTP Recycled Robots Competition for Key Stage 1
The Education Network has recently ran a competition for KS1 pupils in our Spennymoor Partnership schools to design and make their very own recycled class robot. Schools were provided with week by week instructions for this process. The main element was that the robot should be made from suitable household items that could be recycled to make robot body parts. Suggestions included toilet roll tubes, egg boxes, tin foil, plastic bottles.
Pupils then worked together in designing a class robot using the collected recycled items. The design was labelled with the items that would make good arms / legs / bodies / hair / eyes / teeth and so on. From the design pupils then made robots and took photographs of the process from start to finish. Viv Horner and Debbie Frazer, from The Education Network, visited all schools during the competition and joined in with this.
Finished robots were collected by representatives from The Education Network for judging. Here are some pictures of the fantastic finished artciles!
The portfolios and accompanying photographs were taken to the Art department of Whitworth Park School, where pupils and teachers formed a judging panel to decide the winners.
First Prize of £50 Amazon Vouchers went to Ox Close Primary School for their Tidy-Bot, which was one of three entries that the school provided. Rosa Street Primary School won Second Prize of £30 Amazon Vouchers, while Kirk Merrington Primary School and Middlestone Moor Primary School were joint third and received £20 Amazon Vouchers each. Besides this, every class that took part got a certificate. All were presented during celebration assemblies by representatives of The Education Network, and two pupils and a teacher from Whitworth’s Art Department were also in attendance.