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Lego Challenge
STEM club triumph at LEGO Mindstorm Space challenge competition

On Wednesday 25th May Dr Rosser, Mr Jones and six KS3 students attended the LEGO Space Challenge North-West finals which was hosted at the Catalyst museum in Widnes. The students involved on the day were: George Baylis, Ciaran Coll, Rohan Mannion, Christian Robinson, Megan Smith and Annabelle Pollitt-Walmsley.

We had a very busy day with variety of challenges being undertaken. Some included a presentation to STEM ambassadors; seven different space challenges when the students used their actual robot to complete these. A robot design challenge, when the students explained their chosen design, an unseen team building challenge given to them on the day and a challenge creating a team page on the tomorrow engineers website.

Each task was scored and winners were announced. We were joint winners of the team challenge and overall winners in the robot design challenge. We managed to also secure overall second place out of the 7 schools that attended. The winning school is now competing in the national finals. Rohan Mannion also achieved a special mention due to his clear explanation and knowledge during the robot design challenge.

We all had an excellent day out. Well done to all the six students – it rewards the students’ hard work and determination during the last few months preparing for this fun event.

STEM club welcomes new members every Monday in L11 from 2.50 – 3.50pm. See Dr Rosser or Mr Jones for any more information.

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