For the first time, the Rumble Museum Robots which have watched over the Cheney outside space since the pandemic began two years ago have begun to speak!
In the past few weeks, they have been taken away for some repairs to their arms, and secretly, they were also adapted to be able to install speakers. On their return, they waited in silence for a few days before speaking for the very first time to students on Tuesday 15th March at break time to unsuspecting Cheney students.
The Year Eight Museum Council students and Sixth Form Museum Volunteers have been in the know for a number of weeks, and have kept the plans veiled in secrecy. The students were given the challenge of preparing the first words of the robots, and decided to create some ghost stories connected to Cheney's past. They worked in groups to compose some stories, and the robots have been speaking this stories since Tuesday morning at certain times, including an English lesson, where other students were then able to come up with their own new stories.
The speaking robots will be a permanent new feature of the school, and will speak for lessons, events and other occasions. Over time, we are building a bank of recordings for the robots to speak, which we will continue to add to.
You can listen to some of the stories here:
First Carol's Story by Hannah Holmes, Olive Kidman, Rachel Robinson and Fiona Suabedissen
Second Carol's Story by Hannah Holmes, Olive Kidman, Rachel Robinson and Fiona Suabedissen
Ghost of Wainwright Building Story by David Campbell, Theo Goodrich Jones and Tremayne Michell
Ghost of M Block by Miguey Cardenas, Joe Clarkson and Seth Kahn