Preston junior engineers have made it to the final of a UK robotics competition.Advertisement
Engineering team at Archbishop Temple School Engineers have been selected to compete in UK finals of the Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge.
After winning the North West heat, they will go head to head with teams from across the country at The Big Bang Fair on Friday 16 March 2018.
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The winning team of ten year 7, 8 and 9 pupils built, programmed and controlled LEGO robots for a series of ‘aviation missions’.
Tasked with researching, designing and presenting their own solution to a contemporary engineering problem, the group faced by STEM professionals in the aviation industry.
The Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge introduces student teams to real-world engineering, technology, robotics and computing challenges.
The challenge aims to help students put their school learning into context and discover exciting new careers.
Miss Catterall, Head of ICT and Computing at Archbishop Temple School, said: “The pupils had an excellent day, re-working the challenges to improve scores for the challenge mat along with meeting many industry workers from the RAF and BAE gaining valuable insight into different careers.
“I was immensely impressed with their conduct and presentation, whilst representing Archbishop Temple School.
“We are looking forward to competing at the UK Finals.”
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Research from EngineeringUK, who run the Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge, shows that communicating engineering careers to young people is vital for the future of the British economy.
EngineeringUK’s Chief Executive, Mark Titterington, said: “In order to meet the country’s demand for engineers we need to inspire more young people to consider a career in the industry.
“Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge aims to help young people from all backgrounds understand the variety, excitement and opportunity presented by an engineering career.”
You can keep up to date with Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge by visiting the website.
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