Mr S. Benzid, Curriculum Leader: IT & Computing, writes:
On Saturday 13th January, Stanborough School hosted a VEX Robotics Regional Competition. The 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. In addition to having a great time and building amazing robots, through their participation in the VEX Robotics Competition and their work within their team, students will learn many academic and life skills.
Both Stanborough teams learnt a lot from the day, especially seeing the other teams’ robots. The judges were impressed by the ideas and designs of the robots seen on the day. The day was really competitive and our teams should be proud of their efforts as it was both their first time competing. We welcomed teams from all over Hertfordshire, Nottingham, Essex, Kent and London. Congratulations to our Henrietta Barnet team ‘HBS the Purge’ for winning the overall Excellence Award.
“Saturday’s event was a fun and educational experience. We learnt a lot about the different designs for robots and what works the best. Some of the most competitive teams focussed around having a good drive and were capable of moving around the pitch efficiently.” Charlie Earnshaw 10B
Well done to all the students who competed in the competition and a massive thank you to all the students, former students, staff, parents and local business people for volunteering to support the organising of the day and making it such a success. A big thank you to our competition sponsors, Ocado Technology. Good luck to our teams as they have more competitions in the coming months, so watch this space…