Last Friday I made my annual visit to the Bett Exhibition at the Excel Centre. It is a huge exhibition that takes up the whole of the ExCel Centre. It is the biggest exhibition of technology for education in Europe and visitors come from all areas of Europe to see what the is latest technology available to help schools.
I took with me four of our Y8 boys who have over the years shown a real interest in programming and robotics. We had an amazing day. The main trends at this year’s show were robotics and physical programming. Sam Labs had a large stand and we stopped by to catch up with Joachim Horn the inventor. The boys had met him last year when they presented and he was keen to catch up. The stand was a huge success and as Keble has helped them develop their product we had a very warm welcome as always.
This year we also met Moises Pacheco the Danish inventor of the Fable robot we have been using in the senior school. He was so taken with the boys and their descriptions of their lessons with Fable he has asked if he can visit the school on his next visit to London and collaborate with us in future.
This was exciting news for myself and my four techie Y8s. We were over the moon on our way back to school !