Students ‘enthralled’ with drone tech as iRed attends STEM event

iRed – taking drones into schools

iRed is continuing its work as an educator after attending the Big Bang STEM event at Plumpton College in East Sussex.

Making the most of its status as the UK’s first DJI educational partner, the iRed team described how students were ‘enthralled’ by the drone technology.

iRed already works closely with the University of Portsmouth and is recognised by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and Lantra, the land-based and environmental training body.

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It will be making drones and accessories available to schools and educational trusts as well.

Staff at iRed are also able to work within schools to teach students and can train teachers how to use the equipment in a bid to help educate the young generation to prepare them for the world of work.

Ray Faulkner, managing director of the tech company, commented: “We run a large training centre and becoming a DJI partner was a natural extension for us, and we are delighted to be the first in the UK. It is great to help enable children to learn how to code and then to see them watch the fruits of the labour with drones that fly around.”

He added: “The DJI Tello EDU drone, for example, offers a fun way for students to learn programming in languages such as Python, Swift and Scratch. The collaboration grants exclusive access to the new Tello EDU drone and accessories, specifically designed for schools and educational centres.

“We not only work with the University of Portsmouth, but with Coleg Cambria and the University of Plymouth. The future is tech and the country needs a workforce that will be at the forefront of it. Recently we attended the Big Bang STEM event at Plumpton College and the students were enthralled with the drone; they really do make learning fun,” he concluded.

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