RoboThink programmes run throughout the academic year. The programmes run every half term (there a 6 half terms in an academic year). Generally, each programme runs for 5 weeks, as this fits nicely into a half term. You will be required to work every half term of the academic year. Each week involves a different theme:
Each week has a single, one & half hours (90 Mins) session and covers a variety of educational topics in a fun and exciting way. The programmes include dressed up characters that will visit the schools from week to week. Each week there are three different activities that the children will take part in. These activities are based on building mega fun games, robots and themes.
It is essential that all students gain meaningful work experience valued by employers in order to be adequately prepared for the competitive graduate job market. This is, therefore, an opportunity that students should not miss out on!
This initiative will be beneficial for all students, regardless of your post aspirations i.e. this is not just for students aiming to teach! Students involved will gain a variety of skills, including:
— Project management, independence, initiative.
— Leadership; teamwork; interpersonal working ability.
— The ability to communicate with different populations; confidence to apply knowledge; and many more!
Such skills are valued by employers in the variety of different environments that students enter into, and these skills can effectively be marketed to potential employers after university.
We pride ourselves on delivering the very best after school robotics programmes in the UK. The only way we can be sure our reputation as the most fun after school club EVER is upheld is by providing the very best training to all tutors that don the purple t-shirt 🙂
We have an online training programme which you will work through. We will provide you with all the necessary tools, information and creative ideas you need to be able to confidently lead groups of 12 children in RoboThink activities. You’ll be given advice and guidance on how to create and build lasting relationships with school and parents, how to lead by example and encourage positivity from your team-mates and how to ensure you’re helping as many children as possible to love their robots.
You’ll then be supported in your first session by an experienced member of the RoboThink team who will show you how to effectively lead a club and offer hints and tips for behaviour management and coaxing out your inner fun teacher.