Robots Return To The Lab At RE:CODE London

On Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 February, we ran our second RE:CODE London workshops at the Imagination Lab, with the Mayor of London’s team and LEGO® Group. These school sessions give young Londoners aged 9-11 the chance to take on a real-world coding challenge in 90-minutes!

Students learn to build, code and move Milo the robot, to help tackle some of our city’s challenges. In these sessions, students were building scoops for MILO, the LEGO WeDo robot, and coding movement so the bots could pick up rubbish from the Thames.

At Monday’s workshops, we welcomed back students from Parkwood Primary School, who attended RE:CODE London in November.

Students from Park Hill Primary return to RE:CODE London to give their top tips.

Students from Parkwood Primary Scool return to RE:CODE London to give their top tips.


Remas, Oliver, Ella, Frikk and Milla were on hand to give advice and help the students taking part with top tips and encouragement! Here, some of the students shared their advice on how to make the best scoop for MILO – wide, stable and light is the key!

Milla and Ella also shared their thoughts on why imagination is important when you’re tackling and a robot challenge.

We couldn’t run these sessions without the help of our fantastic volunteers. Thank you to everyone from the Mayor’s office, LEGO and our iOi voluneers for making RE:CODE London possible.

Volunteers standing next to a banner for RECODE London

Some of our amazing volunteers, ready to welcome students to the Imagination Lab.


If you want to find out how to volunteer with us, why no come along to our volunteering evening on 1 March? Find out more here.

RE:CODE London returns to the Imagination Lab on 23 April, find out more about the sessions and how to register interest for your class here.

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