Widening Participation Unit
LEAP - Links Robots
What is LEAP - Links Robots?
The Robotics in Schools Program aims to utilise technology to build capacity, raise aspirations and provide academic enrichment in schools with higher proportions of low socio-economic students as well as students from rural and remote locations.
How the robotics in schools program works?
This program provides schools with the opportunity to loan a LEGO robotics kit for use in the classroom over a nine-week period. Two teachers from each school will be trained to use the robots and given suggestions on how robotics can be used to support curriculum delivery. During the loan period teaching support from a trained robotics specialist will be available via Connected Classrooms technology.
What impact has the program had?
The Robotics in Schools program promotes careers in technology and builds students skills in problem solving, maths and science.
Students participating in the program have reported:
- An increased interest in STEM (Science, technology, engineering and maths)
- An interest in furthering their robotics education
Teachers participating in the program have reported:
- Students are more engaged in classes
- Students aspiration for STEM has increased
LEAP Project Coordinator
T: +61 2 9850 1930
F: +61 2 9850 4694