Mr S. Benzid, Curriculum Leader: IT & Computing, writes:
On Wednesday 31st January, Stanborough School’s Shark Robotics Team attended the VEX Robotics Bedfordshire Regional Competition. VEX Robotics, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, is the ultimate STEM activity for school students from ages 11-18.
Each year, an engineering challenge is presented in the form of a game. Students, with guidance from their teachers and mentors, use the VEX Robotics Design System to build innovative robots designed to score the most points possible in qualification matches, elimination matches and skills challenges.
This team had a challenging first competition, which was hosted at Stanborough. Since that competition the team have been working long hours on the robot for this regional. All that time spent worked wonders because throughout the day of the competition they showed perseverance and went on a winning streak of nine matches that took them all the way to the final. They comfortably won the final and got their hands on the prestigious award.
Well done to our robotics team, they have now secured a place at the National Championships which will take place at the NEC Birmingham from 2nd to the 3rd March. This is the third year in a row we have got one of our school teams to the Nationals. Good luck from everyone at Stanborough…