Robots for 1000 girls
The Girlguiding Oxfordshire Robots Project was launched following the success of the coding robots session at this year’s Guide Science Taster Day. The project set out to offer introductory coding sessions to Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers across the County with the goal of offering the opportunity to 1000 Girlguiding members within the first year.
The project launched in May. Just over six months later, we have reached our target: 1031 girls have taken part in robot sessions at their unit meetings (191 Rainbows, 455 Brownies, 350 Guides and 35 Rangers/Young Leaders). We have also run a Brownie event for girls who wanted to get more in-depth with the robots.
The project has a badge for those who have completed a robot session designed by two Guides who won our competition.
Thank you to the leaders who have run the sessions and to our supporters for making this possible: the Outreach team from University of Oxford’s Department of Computer Science, RACE, the Doris Field Charitable Trust, Mr & Mrs JA Pye’s Charitable Settlement, Stream and Torchbox.
We look forward to seeing what we can achieve in the first year.