Industrious Technology students Jack Dickson, Alastair Cornock, Lucy Peer Endicott, Matthew Ball and Rebecca Sherwin represented Pershore High School in the “LEGO EEP Robotics Challenge”. The students have spent many hours programming their robots to complete a range of space themed tasks set by the judges. Competing in the regional finals saw the team taking part in four demanding challenges. Their first attempt in the Space Challenge did not go to plan but the plucky crew did not give up, and after making some quick adaptions to the robots and the coding, they came out with smiles on their faces as the robots behaved superbly. Lucy excelled as she managed to master the starting position perfectly and get the robot to link with the solar panel so it could wind it up first time, which had proved quite challenging during trials in school.
This undoubtedly spurred the team on to perform well in the remaining three challenges, which included an interview about their robot designs, a presentation about how we can survive in space and a team building activity.
The day flew by and they worked their socks off as a team, taking on board anything that was asked of them. Even though they were not successful in their bid to earn a place in the National Finals, they were awarded worthy winners in the Robot Design category and were delighted to collect their trophy.
Many thanks are due to Miss Hayward, Mr Bishop and Mr Ball who have supported the students in what will unquestionably be our first of many Lego EEP Robotic Challenges.