OMES and OMMS work together in robotics

Oak Mountain Middle and Elementary school students worked together to build and program robots. (Contributed)

Oak Mountain Middle and Elementary school students worked together to build and program robots. (Contributed)

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORTH SHELBY—Students in Oak Mountain Elementary School’s gifted classes had the opportunity to work with the Oak Mountain Middle School robotics department.

OMMS robotics instructor Sherri Whitehead and her students took time to their passion for robotics and technology with the elementary school students.

The students learned to construct and program robots for specific tasks. The middle school students broke down lessons and guided the OMES students through each step of the process.

Students learned to problem solve to complete each challenge, and middle school students gained leadership skills, Whitehead said.

OMES and OMMS hope to continue the collaborative partnership and open doors for robotics instruction in the classroom at the elementary school.