Colyton students build a winning robot

PUBLISHED: 07:01 10 February 2018

The Colyton team with their winning robot. Picture AEM

The Colyton team with their winning robot. Picture AEM

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Grammar School team wins a place in the national finals fo the VEX Robotics competition

A team of budding engineers from Colyton Grammar School has won through to the national finals of the VEX Robotics contest.

The Year 11 students had to build a robot capable of performing complex manoeuvres, such as picking up cones to gain as many points as possible within a time limit.

Competing against other schools the team went on to win all of its matches and became regional champions, securing themselves a place in nationals.

Michael Cronk, head of computer science at Colyton Grammar School, said: “The value of this competition is for the students to solve problems and learn new skills which they can then go on and apply in future education and jobs. It isn’t about me coaching a winning team, but about teamwork and communication, ensuring that our students are getting involved in something that is applicable to the real world.

The winning team was sponsored by Ashwoods Electric Motors, the UK’s largest IPM motor manufacturing facility.

The finals take place in March.

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