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Children delight with robotics and coding during Tech Ilford day

PUBLISHED: 17:17 19 June 2017

Siblings Ruqayyah Laher, 7, and Dawud Laher, 6, building circuits at the Ilford Tech event in Redbridge Central Library on 17th June, 2017. Picture: Catherine Davison

Siblings Ruqayyah Laher, 7, and Dawud Laher, 6, building circuits at the Ilford Tech event in Redbridge Central Library on 17th June, 2017. Picture: Catherine Davison

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Tech savvy youngsters were thrilled at the array of events on show in Ilford town centre on Saturday, June 17.

There were sessions on 3D printing, a class showing children how to create robots and even a Pokemon Go party!

The events, in High Road and Redbridge Central Library, Clements Road, were arranged to coincide with the launch of Lab Central, a creative new hub in the library.

Tech Ilford put on 15 sessions for all ages, from lessons in coding to Google business seminars and a masterclass in programming with a Raspberry Pi.

In particular the youngsters loved learning how to use iPads, create circuits and have a go at the 3D printing.

Tech Tribe UK even showed children how to go on journeys with virtual reality using their phones.

Professor Ed Berman, founding chairman of Lab Foundation UK, held a lab bus, and excited children with the technology all day.

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