Beachborough has been chosen from 250 schools across the country to take part in the Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge – an exciting national robotics challenge that will see pupils involved in “space missions”.
The Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge introduces pupil teams to real-world engineering, technology, robotics and computing challenges. The challenge aims to help pupils put their school learning into context and discover exciting new careers. The pupils can take inspiration from British astronaut Tim Peake as they start on a journey of discovery that could propel them to regional heats and the national final, giving them the chance to win great prizes.
The school’s Form VII team will learn how to build, program and control these autonomous LEGO robots to complete a series of short, exciting space missions, demonstrating the skills they’ve learned at challenge events held around the country. They will also research, design, plan and present their own solution to a contemporary scientific problem – developed by LEGO Education with NASA. The pupils will develop valuable skills through the challenge as they devise strategies, work in a team, develop research skills and build their self-confidence.
Beachborough is excited to have been selected for the Robotics Challenge. We think taking part will not only be great fun, but will also really benefit our pupils, highlighting the link between their school subjects and the rewarding future careers that these subjects could lead to. The ‘space engineers’ team have been carefully selected and will be working on their mission on Friday evenings and lunchtimes during the week, but they are all committed to and excited about the challenge ahead.
If you would like to know more about Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge please visit www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/Robotics.
Report by Susi Plummer