Y8 Robotics Team Win Knockout Tournament & Engineering Skills Award!
Mr S. Benzid, Curriculum Leader: IT & Computing, write:
On Saturday 20th January, five Year 8 students represented Stanborough School in the Robot Rumble Final Event ran by MBDA hosted at Hertfordshire University. This is the 11th instalment of this competition with Stanborough competing in the past eight competitions.
The event was based on the VEX 2017/18 challenge ‘In the Zone’. The team had to initially present the design of the robot to an expert panel of judges.
During the presentation the team had to explain their design decisions and how they tackled the challenge.
The next stage of the day was the league stage, this is where they played six matches. Winning four and losing two, ending this stage in 4th place.
The final stage before the knockout competition was the alliance selection. The team were approached by John Warner School and graciously accepted. From this point our team went on an unbeaten run that took them all the way to the final, winning the knockout competition comfortably, an excellent feat! They displayed real quality.
The judges then gave out the awards during the closing ceremony, with Stanborough School winning the prestigious Engineering & Skills Award.
Well done to all the students who competed in the Robot Rumble competition and a thank you to Matt Schofield and Alex our MBDA Mentor for helping to organise the day as well as the support they have provided to the students throughout the build-up to this event. We look forward to seeing what is in store for this young robotics team… So watch this space!