Lego Robotics Regional Final - Team "Roboteers"
After months of planning, building, programming, researching and working well as a team on this STEM challenge, our robotics team attended RAF Scampton for one of the regional final events.
The team have been working on the various competition elements since September which include:
• design and build a lego robot that can perform a series of timed tasks
• research and upload relevant STEM "Brain bots" to the Tomorrows Engineers web site (currently winning with over 1 million points, against over 500 other schools!)
• plan and prepare a team presentation on future technology that can help with humanitarian aid
• be able to clearly explain and justify to engineers, the design and programming of the lego robots and how problems were overcome.
Problem solving, working well in a team, good communication and resilience are just some of the skills that the students have developed over the past few months.
It was truly an inspiring day for the students. We had the fantastic opportunity to meet the RAF Scampton engineers, Red Arrows pilots and STEM ambassadors to get a real understanding of what engineering is all about and career opportunities.
Team Roboteers have progressed to the national final at the NEC in Birmingham and we will compete against the best of the best. Even if the team did not progress to the final, it has been a wonderful experience for me to see these students enthused in this STEM challenge and to become more competent in so many employability skills.
The team have enjoyed this STEM challenge and look forward to other STEM opportunities in order to build on their skills and knowledge.
Well done to team Roboteers!