Coding for kids with UBTECH and Manchester City FC

UBTECH Robotics have teamed up with MCFC's City in the Community foundation to bring coding skills to children across Manchester

UBTECH Robotics, the global leader in intelligent humanoid robots, has this week announced a new collaboration with Manchester City FC’s foundation, City in the Community, that will introduce valuable STEM and coding skills to hundreds of children across Greater Manchester. 

The partnership, which will be implemented into 45 schools, will deliver bespoke coding lessons to more than 1,120 primary school children. The initiative has been especially created to compliment the national curriculum for computing and will explore topics such as research technologies, software usage, design and writing programs, and logic and reasoning.

Delivered by City in the Community coaches, students and teachers across the region will be introduced to new STEM and coding skills by working with UBTECH’s family of specialised codable robotics. This includes the JIMU range of robots, which is specifically designed to inspire future inventors by introducing children to new skills that bridge the gap between learning and play.

Simon Davenport, European Senior Marketing Manager of UBTECH said: “This is such an exciting collaboration for both UBTECH and City in the Community; one that we’re so proud to be a part of.  UBTECH is committed to bringing STEM skills to life for children and young people and providing them with the right skills and technology know-how that will best prepare them for their futures.”

“As we know, developing children’s STEM skills at an early age is vital. At UBTECH, we are wholly committed to developing technologies to do just that. This partnership is testament to our STEM vision, and we’re thrilled to be working with both Manchester City FC’s City in the Community and the participating schools,” added Simon Davenport.

Mike Green, Head of City in the Community said: “We are delighted to be partnering with UBTECH to offer this innovative IT programme. This provision will give children the tools to confidently use technology and gain a range of skills which will help prepare them for future trends in the digital world.”

“To be able to use the power of football to inspire and educate children both on and off the pitch is something that City in the Community is immensely proud of, and to have the support of UBTECH in helping us achieve this is fantastic for the foundation and young people in Manchester.”

UBTECH’s partnership with City in the Community extends the company’s existing relationship with Manchester City FC, which includes the first ever robotics partnership with the football club. This saw UBTECH’s Alpha 2 robot become the first robot signed to the football club, as well as players such as Kyle Walker, Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane go head-to-head with junior coders in the ultimate robot competition.

UBTECH’s family of award-winning intelligent humanoid robots also includes Lynx with Amazon Alexa; the Alpha 1 robot; Cruzr, a cloud-based intelligent humanoid robot that provides a new generation of service for a variety of industrial applications and domestic environments; and the Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper Robot.

For more information about UBTECH, please visit www.ubtrobot.com