INS helps build children’s’ engineering skills brick by brick

INS was delighted to be able to lend a financial hand to Moresby Primary School in Whitehaven, Cumbria this week to further the School’s participation in the First Lego League.

The First Lego League competition sees the children learn to apply science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) concepts to solve problems and build and programme Lego robots which then have to complete a series of tasks on a table top game board, testing the children’s design and coding. As well as being a great opportunity to get children excited about science and technology the competition also encourages team work and promotes hands-on learning.

An INS donation enabled the school to buy three robot kits allowing at least 30 children to take part.  Class teacher Rachel Routledge said:

“We’re absolutely thrilled with INS’ donation; the ideal team number to work on each kit is 10 children and with 30 children now participating the purchase of three kits allows them all to be fully involved”.

INS is a subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority with bases in West Cumbria, Barrow-in-Furness, and Warrington, Cheshire. INS has unique experience in specialist nuclear transports and provides end-to-end solutions to complex nuclear challenges including designing and licensing of transport packages.

INS Internal Communications and Web Manager, Jane Foreman said:

“INS is really keen to promote STEM activities in schools and we wish Moresby Primary School all the very best in the competition”.