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In the Dog House

Roamer was always a simple shape - for a reason.  We wanted the kids to create characters.  It was part of the educational rationale of Roamer.  So people would get the idea we started by creating a couple characters  ourselves.  This was Mophead the dog, made by Wendy Barnes.

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Star Wars Roamer

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Roamer visited Maple Cross Primary School near Rickmansworth, Herts and got tangled up in a battle for an Empire.  It wasn’t in a Galaxay far, far away.  In fact it was near the end of London’s Metropolitan tube line.  Roamer went to visit her cousin R2D2 and had a scary encounter with someone called Darth Vader.  Fortunately there were a lot of great Year 5 and 6 kids to look after her, but what an adventure.

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Roamer a Big Bang Experience

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The Big Bang Fair is an event aimed at encouraging young people’s participation in STEM Subjects.   Roamer took part in the mathematics Zone of this Year’s National Big event held between 14th to 17th March at London’s ExCel Exhibition Centre.  How did she get on?

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Roamer, Native Americans and Maoris

Roamer proves an effective tool of cultural self expression with indigenous people.

This is a story of how useful Roamer has proved to be in the education of indigenous people.  This took place with Classic Roamer in two different countries and two different peoples, who, nevertheless, share a lot of similar experiences.

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Spacecraft Rescue

This is a STEM based project we recently ran in two schools. It is a revamp of a project we did in Florida, 15 years ago.

The Challenge

A story sets the scenario where essentially a spacecraft has crashed in a ravine and Roamer has to rescue it.  The students have to program Roamer to get to the site, build a structure that is capable of lifting the spacecraft onto Roamer and then drive the Roamer back to base.

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