On Tuesday 11 March four Year 9 students, accompanied by Mr Ainsworth, attended one of the heats of the Robot Challenge event. The team had to build a robot and then compete against other teams in a series of challenges. The Blue Coat Team were one of the highest scoring teams but were unfortunately knocked out in the semi-finals by the eventual winners.
The day enabled students to understand a variety of design, science and engineering principles and also encouraged teamwork, leadership and problem solving skills. The aim of the event was to inspire and excite students’ interest in robotics & to demonstrate the practical application of mathematics and engineering.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable day and the team, consisting of Erin Chu, Ellen Murphy, Alice Nicholson and Sean Williams, are to be congratulated for their efforts.