Mr Cross has been working hard with students to form a Ridgeway team, which will compete in this year’s Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge. Ridgeway High School is one of only 100 schools selected for entry this year in a robotics challenge that will involve them in ‘space missions’!
According to the organisers, teamwork, robots, design, discovery, fun and loads of LEGO are all part of an incredible mix. This curriculum-based programme encourages students to solve real-world engineering, technology and computing challenges.
The team of 20-30 younger students will be competing to create a robot and will take part in a set of space-based ‘missions’ against other schools.
Twenty of the 100 schools competing in the regional event will be selected to take part in a national final in July at the Ricoh arena in Coventry.
As well as team accolades and prizes, there will be individual prizes awarded to team members for specific contributions to the event.
This is the second year the event has taken place. As part of the support package, LEGO Education have provided £1800 worth of educational robotics kits free to each school. Regardless of the outcome of the competition, the school keeps all of the kit so there is a fantastic opportunity to develop ‘STEM’ (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) learning in the classroom.