News and Events

Holiday clubs are offered to existing registered clients during the holidays. These are advertised to clients via mail or WhatsApp group as well as on our Facebook and Instagram page. From time to time we invite non registered clients to attend a specific holiday club program. The entire focus is to allow children free time to create what they can imagine or to practice what they have learnt at their own pace.

The Schools Robotics and Coding Challenge kicked off in 2019. Schools from around the metro were invited to bring Grade 7 and 8 learners to spend 2 hours on a Friday afternoon to learn, practice and compete in robotics and coding challenges. The Schools’ League was hosted by CodeABot in conjunction with its community outreach arm, New High Trust [PBO 930053808].

Challenge teams met once a week for 2 hours at the CodeABot Robotics and Coding Centre. The first League saw Pearson, Collegiate, Harvest and Herbert Hurd go toe to toe. The results of each Friday’s challenge were posted on the website and at the end of the league program the winner was announced.

The League will resume as soon as it is able to.

Feedback form School's League Teams

In 2016 one of our robotics teams joined with NMU to promote robotics and coding at the Comicon. Participants got to walk the Lego walk of Fire, a 4 meter pathway filled with Lego while being filmed to see how much they would flinch with pain. It was all about creating awareness of robotics in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro.

Since 2013, teams have been entering the First Lego League Robotics competition and bringing home trophies. CodeABot continues to send teams to the regional events.

FIRST® LEGO® League guides youth through STEM learning and exploration at an early age. From Discover, to Explore, and then to Challenge, students will understand the basics of STEM and apply their skills in an exciting competition while building habits of learning, confidence, and teamwork skills along the way FIRST® LEGO® League introduces science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to children ages 4-16* through fun, exciting hands-on learning. Participants gain real-world problem solving experience through a guided, global robotics program, helping today’s students and teachers build a better future together.

Our three divisions inspire youth to experiment and grow their critical thinking, coding, and design skills through hands-on STEM learning and robotics.

From: https://www.firstlegoleague.org/.

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All Africa Challenge

This program was run over a period of three years in conjunction with Tswane University of Technology in order to give children, who would never usually have the opportunity, the chance to work with robots and coding.  Over a three year period, themed projects were done to show learners how imagination and technology can work together to solve real world problems.  In Animal Allies learners looked at how humans and animals can learn from and help each other. In Aqua Adventure, learners looked at our precious resource of water.  Mission Moon invited learners to dream about space travel and imagine what will be needed as man looks at populating Mars.

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Mission Moon
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This event is new to the Eastern Cape.  CodeABot Robotics and Coding Centre is excited to announce that we will be responsible for the event in this region. Unfortunately, the 2020 event was cancelled due to the Covid pandemic.  Here are some statistics from the WRO website.

One of our mind-blowing events in our annual calendar. A Thymio robot can be controlled and programmed remotely from anywhere on the planet, people can collaborate in solving complex tasks such as simulating earth’s inhabitants fixing a broken generator on Mars. NCCR Robotics brings together children from all over the planet to solve this amazing task together.

Each year our learners join together with 15 other teams from around the world to program robots situated in Switzerland to “complete a mission on Mars”.

Team members communicate in English, but have the opportunity to experience several different languages. Live video feeds allow for real time communication with other teams to co-operate in order to complete the mission.

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