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Leamington whizz kids to compete in world's largest robotics competition

Leamington Editorial 5th Apr, 2024   0

WHIZZ kids from Leamington are jetting off to take part in the world’s largest robotics competition.

Freddie and Megan from Arnold Lodge School are set to travel to the USA after being crowned national champions for the second year running.

Three teams of youngsters aged ten to 14 took part in the VEX Robotics National Finals at Telford International Centre, competing against teams from all over the UK. The national finals are the culmination of the VEX Robotics season, seeing pupils designing, building and programming robots to execute a competition game.

The champion team, consisting of year 8 pupil Freddie and year 7 pupil Megan, took home the title after winning their round by a single point.

The team were also awarded the prestigious Design Award, given to the team who showed exceptional skill and preparation in the planning and construction of their robot.

The team of two will now progress to the VEX Robotics World Championship, which is taking place in Dallas, Texas in May. This is the second time that Freddie’s team has qualified for the World Championship.

Computer science teacher and team advisor Stuart Sweetman said: “All our teams have shown incredible commitment and effort to build their robots throughout the entire season. Their continued success has been so much more than I could have hoped for, and we’re looking forward to performing again on the world stage.”

Headteacher David Preston added: “Our budding robotics engineers are an inspiration to our community, demonstrating exceptional teamwork and the school values of kindness, honesty and hard work. To be crowned National Robotics Champions for the second year is testament to this. We are thrilled and excited to see what comes next for our pupils.”


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