Dennis Blackmore, managing director of Learning Resources, with BBC Breakfast presenter Steph McGovern.

A toy robot created by North Lynn-based company Learning Resources Ltd has won an award.

Botley the coding robot scooped the Toy Fair Hero Award at the London Toy Fair and also appeared on BBC Breakfast show.

Botley is designed to teach hands-on STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) skills to children as young as five.

The robot, which is screen free and does not require the use of a smart-phone or tablet, was unveiled at the annual event at London’s Olympia Grand.

More than 270 companies exhibited thousands of products to visitors, retailers and buyers.

Managing director of the Bergen Way firm, Dennis Blackmore, said: “We are delighted that both the toy fair and the BBC Breakfast recognised Botley’s special qualities and potential.

“Botley is both fun and education in the tradition of all our toys and games.

“Designed to introduce boys and girls as young as five years-old to coding and simple programming, Botley’s usefulness grows as the child’s learning grows.”

Botley the Coding Robot Activity Set is available from www.learningresources.co.uk

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