Students’ robotic contest

Left Dominic Young, Katie Leeman , Cameron McFarlane, holding the robot, and Jack Wilson. EMN-150216-104541001
Left Dominic Young, Katie Leeman , Cameron McFarlane, holding the robot, and Jack Wilson. EMN-150216-104541001

A team of four students and two members of staff from Yarborough Academy travelled to Coventry to 
take part in the VEX 
Robotics Competition, presented by the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation.

It is the ultimate STEM activity for secondary school students and the competition was to design and compete with a 
robot, the aim being to enthuse and inspire students as well as encouraging them to 
consider careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects.

The students had spent a number of months working alongside their teacher at the STEM club to build the robot and were delighted to win the Design Award and trophy at the event.

Jack Wilson, year 9, said: “It was a fun day and a great experience.”

“The team learnt a lot, coming fourth overall.

“Competing against other schools was interesting and I met lots of new people.”