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Junior Robotics Club success

Years 5 and 6 Robotics Club are celebrating, having won the regional round of the First LEGO League, earning them a place in the national final next month.

As part of this year’s ‘Into Orbit’ theme, pupils were challenged to explore and innovate in the vast expanse of space, to solve a real-world problem by building, testing and programming an autonomous robot using LEGO Mindstorms technology. 

Headteacher Lisa Brown said "I am immensely proud of the team and they should be delighted with their performance.  From the very start, our girls learn that there is nothing to stop them from aiming high and achieving success, challenging typical stereotypes of male dominated subjects."

Taking part in the competition enables pupils to develop their skills of programming, problem solving, teamwork and perseverance, and an opportunity for girls to be represented in STEM.

Miranda from Year 6 said: “The LEGO League experience was great fun! It was brilliant to go along to the competition and see so many future engineers working together and getting along. The team made us feel really welcome, even by hiring a comedian and arranging a balloon parade!”

It’s onwards and upwards for our pupils and we wish them the very best of luck for the UK and Ireland final on Saturday 16 February.

Date Posted: 04 February 2019
Infant/Junior STEM

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