The JFS Science Department was delighted to have visitors from the world renowned Technion in Israel on Monday. They came to promote their highly successful FIRST Programme, which is aimed at encouraging young people to consider a degree in science and technology. It is also one of the main projects in which they are taught how to build a robot and to develop team and leadership skills.
Year 10 and Year 13 students were fortunate to see some robots first hand. They were able to actually drive the robots, make them perform tasks and to compete against each other. The Technion, which was founded by Albert Einstein in 1923, is famous for its technological advances and Nobel Prize winners. JFS has had links with them for two decades now and we will be strengthening theses ties with even more future visiting speakers and enrichment programmes.