We are extremely lucky. Our principal is very keen on IT and cleared me to buy 25 NXT Lego Kits. They arrived a few weeks back and we have a robotics club building the basic model for use in our new IT curriculum (see earlier SoW post). We are reserving 4 for the club and one more on standby for replacement of any bits and bobs. I expect them to lose pieces and we have an emergency budget for just that reason but we are going to glue the most vulnerable pieces into place to keep them sound. The club can then be the conduit for those that want to experiment with different models and we have ordered extra sensors such as gyro (tilt sensors) and acceleration sensors as well as bluetooth USB dongles to keep them busy. I have still to use these robots in anger but the expectation is that we will start next september in Year 8 and also perhaps in Year 9. There is a great level of excitement generated by these bots throughout the school. The club has pupils from year 7 to year 13, with lots of girls too. I am really looking forward to getting going with these and hope that the plans i have in place are robust and exciting enough to maintain momentum and sustain interest. There are some fantastic resources out there too. Time will tell I suppose, but I don't scare easily.