In preparation for success in the modern world and as part of the curriculum, Makini Group of Schools have introduced robotics and coding classes beginning January 2021.
“This year will be a year to fully embrace robotics and coding as part of our academic offer. We intend to allow our learners to be as creative as possible using available resources to create their projects. Robotics and coding are among the pillars of our educational philosophy and differentiated lessons bringing about lifelong learning, confidence, and relevant skills for the modern world,” said Vincent Omondi, Head of Digital Innovation at Makini Schools.
The Adruino starter kits combined with Adruino IDE open-source software are being used to allow students to learn basic coding languages such as variables functions. In addition, students will learn basic electronics, which is fundamentally an area that robotics heavily relies on. The projects will cover four main areas:
• Lights: Traffic lights, Car Indicators, Decorative lights, Emergency lights, Hazard lights
• Sound; Alarms, Sirens
• Motion: Robotics arm, auto gate, auto doors
At the end of each skill area, students are be expected to come up with a project that aims at solving a challenge at school or in society.
Makini Schools launched the Cambridge Curriculum in September 2020 in a bid to meet the demand to broaden the curricula options available to parents and learners.
The Cambridge curriculum will retain the Kenyan values aligned to the school’s educational ethos. Besides robotics and coding, learners are being taught Kenyan history and geography.