“Robot Wars came to automated life at a Dagenham school earlier this week – putting a new spark into the study of science.”
~ Barking and Dagenham Post, July 2015
“I went to see one of their sessions at Stratford Library and Wojciech (Jesse) was delivering it. So I sat quietly observing for a long while and then I had a chat with him. The children were enjoying and he was friendly, I think by that time they already knew him as they were doing a 4 week session, and Wojciech (Jesse) was great with them and very patient.
Then I met Karol when he came to deliver two session at two libraries with us. I must say that they were both very popular and fully booked, and I think that all the children turned up except for one on each session. Karol is as well very friendly, got along very well with the children and the children and parents were asking me for more sessions.”
~ Maria Reguera, Redbridge Central Library, London, June 2017.
“Thank you very much for the workshops day. The children absolutely loved it and it was perfect for enthusing the children within our school about our current school topic about computers and robotics. The children are still talking about the event a week later and the older children have used the knowledge learnt in the workshops to go on and build their own battle bots with the school’s computing resources. The team were fantastic with the children and were great at differentiating the activities for all year groups within our school. Many thanks again.”
~ Paul, Computing Subject Leader/Year 4, Exmouth, January 2018.
“I have never seen the students so excited and engaged in any school I have observed in the last six months. That’s got to be a good point. If their minds are on and focused they must be learning. The building of the robot did involve a lot of physics without them even knowing it. There was a lot of DT thinking as well, with lots of rapid iteration and design improvements.”
~ Mr Mehul Shah, Assistant Headteacher and STEM Lead, Claremont High School Academy, London, November 2015
“PrepareRobo had come recommended to us by word of mouth, and seemed like just the thing for our LEGO® / robots / electronics and engineering obsessed son. I’m so pleased with the way it all turned out! It was a brilliant party, and ran smoothly from start to finish. Karol turned up early in order to be completely set up before the guests arrived, and then spent the extra time talking to our 3 children and showing them how all the robots work. We had eight lively 7 year old boys (plus the birthday boy’s older and younger sibling) so ten children in all. We were so impressed by the way that Karol moved around the group, keeping all children on task, helping and supporting them, never getting flustered. The boys were clearly captivated; their focus was remarkable because they were so engaged with the challenge. Once they had finished building their robots, we moved through to the track in order to race them. It was such brilliant fun, with the boys cheering on their own creations and genuinely so excited by it all! Again, Karol handled it all very smoothly – he was calm yet clearly enjoying himself too – it’s lovely to meet a genuine enthusiast! When I asked our son what he would give his LEGO® robot party out of 10, he shouted “TEN!”. We would definitely recommend PrepareRobo and will be back for more.”
~ Hannah, mum, May 2017
“We wanted to thank you both for today’s birthday party. We thought you did an amazing job and I was extremely pleased to see the children so engaged for 2 hours. We had a lot of good feedback and everyone was still talking about their robots during cake time.
Lots of sparkling eyes!!”
~ Caroline, mum, January 2017
“Workshops have made very good impression on students and teachers. Children loved the workshops and were still talking about them long time after.
Personally I am impressed by your way of teaching robotics. Students haven’t received ready instruction how to build robots but hints and help from instructos how to use specific parts. Whole process of building depended on them, their creativity and imagination. Each robot was different and unique. It turned out that during great fun you can learn and improve many skills including creativity, logical thinking, analysis, problems solving, team working and group decision making.
I recommend workshops with PrepareRobo.”
~ Anna Pawlik-Zawada, teacher at Polish Saturday School in Seven Sisters, London, June 2016
“We absolutely loved the workshops you gave us over 2 days. the children were totally engrossed and it was very interactive. They loved solving problems and working out how to make the robots move. We were so impressed we made enquiries about after school clubs immediately”
~ Rachael Blowes, Curriculum Manager, Laycock School, March 2016
“Pupils and staff were fully engaged throughout created robots out of LEGO® and programmed them. I would have no hesitation in highly recommending your workshop to other groups.”
~ Mrs Irena Kukula, Headteacher at The Frederic Chopin Polish Saturday School in South Croydon, November 2015