Robot Wars

The Duke of Edinburgh is backing a plan to get teenagers to study computer technology.
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh Photo: ITV Central News

De Montfort University isrunning a Robot Club at New College for teenagepupils to get them into engineering and computer technology.

It is part an initiativecalled ‘Square Mile’ which draws on the expertise of academics and students torun projects in a square mile area of inner city Leicester to make a differencein the community.

The Duke of Edinburgh willvisit students at the college next week.

Today pupils will hold aRobot Wars-style competition to show how they’ve benefitted from the scheme.