Code4Drones

STEM Enrichment Days

3 Sessions Per Day

Enrichment Days provides three repeated session, each lasting 90 minutes

Caters Up To 90 Students

Each of the three Enrichment Day sessions can cater up to 30 students

Student Groups of 3

Students will work together in groups of three to programme their drones

Enrichment Day Overview

Code4Drones Enrichment Days support the KS2 and compliment the KS3 Computing Curriculums as well as the 'Forces and Motion' Science Topics, and promote STEM to students from years 4 to 9 through the use of programmable drones in a creative, stimulating and interactive way.  Enrichment Day sessions provide students with practical experience in designing, writing, applying and debugging codes, enhancing their computer science and digital literacy skills.  Students will complete coding tasks where they will use their codes to control drones along specific paths.  Enrichment Days will be delivered by two trained Code4Drones instructors with Enhanced DBS checks.

Students will first be taught the science and basic principles of flight that enables a drone to take off from the ground and fly.  Fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including computational thinking, mathematical logic and algorithms will then be explained and demonstrated.

By understanding these fundamentals, students will then learn a number of functions which they will use to complete several tasks in groups.  The goal of each task will be to take off and land their drone from the same spot after programming it to perform multiple manoeuvres.  Completion of these tasks will allow students to enhance their coding and mathematical skills and enable them to complete set challenges.

Each enrichment day provides three repeated sessions of 1 hour 30 minutes to a maximum of 30 students per session.  Please note that session size will vary depending on the room space available.  During each session, students will be split into groups of a maximum of three students and will assign roles of one pilot and two spotters, rotating after every flight.  Each group will then be provided with a DJI Tello EDU drone and a tablet controller.