At the end of September, two Peace Pioneers came together to promote Peace. Oldham is the first UK Council to sign the Pledge to Peace. Roamer is the first robot to sign the same pledge. Oldham Council marked the United Nation’s Peace Day (21st September) with a Peace Week. This effort gave Valiant Technology the chance to show various ways Roamer can meet its Pledge and help with a maths lesson at the same time.
On the 2nd July Roamer went to support the Waves of Change Conference, held at The Crystal in London’s Docklands. The conference gathered to promote peace and discuss the issue of water conservation. Roamer engaged around 40 delegates in a Murder Mystery Game, aimed at highlighting the issues of water supply and water pollution. A few days later we visited St Ignatius College, Enfield. Once again Roamer proved adept at prompting adults and students to think about issues our children will face in the future. (more…)
On September 21st 2014, Roamer marked the UN’s designated Day of Peace by signing the Pledge to Peace – an EU call to action. Valiant formed a partnership with Convitto Nazionale “Vittorio Emanuele II”, school in Rome, who had signed the pledge two years ago. The plan was to create a set of Roamer activities which will provoke students to think about relevant issues and in some cases help them to develop some relevant skills. Before taking the activities to Rome it was decided to try them in some local schools. The opportunity arose under the STEM Ambassador programme for me to visit Bentley Wood High School for Girls in Harrow and Sydenham School in Lewisham. (more…)
When movie makers want to tell their audience they are in London they flash a few images on screen like Tower Bridge, Big Ben or London’s famous red buses – the Routemaster. The bus is such an integral part of London life the phrase “the man on the Clapham Omnibus” has become a legal term meaning a well educated, reasonable person. Clapham Common is 5 minutes from Valiant’s office and it is also on London’s South Circular Road which leads to Kingsdale Foundation School in Dulwich. It was there that the gifted mathematical students of Year 9 used Roamer in an after school project: Designing and Modelling Bus Routes. This is their report. (more…)