YOUNG bright sparks took a step into the future when they built their own robots as part of a high tech workshop.

The P3 pupils at Inverkip Primary became inventors after they learned the basics of computer programming at the Generation Science session.

Head teacher Diane Renfrew said the workshop captured the children's imaginations.

She said: "This is a brilliant way to engage children with science and teach them the basics of computer programming.

"The practical, hands-on approach of the workshop can be followed up afterwards by the school with a general discussion.”

Sponsored by Texas Instruments and delivered by Edinburgh Science, the 'Bricks and Blocks' touring show is designed to make science fun and easy to understand.

During the workshop, the pupils joined a 'robot sports training camp' where they were put through their paces using Lego kits to build their own goalkeepers.

Andrew Burns of Texas Instruments, says the workshops bring science to life for the youngsters.

He said: "Generation Science provide engaging, interactive workshops to engage young people in a fun and unique way.

"Texas Instruments in Inverclyde have been a strong supporter of Generation Science for the last nine years.

"We have a proud history of supporting science, technology, engineering and maths education in Inverclyde.”