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Sheffield Girls' students place as overall winners at EEP Robotics Challenge

We’re delighted to announce that a group of our Year 7 and Year 9 pupils have placed as overall winners at the EEP Robotics Challenge! This fantastic challenge allows students to develop their essential skills, and put their learning into practice whilst teambuilding with peers. 

The girls were put through the robotic wringer to achieve their winning title, as they had to learn how to build lego mindstorm robots that are suitable to complete a number of different challenges.They then proceeded to learn how to both program and complete the challenges set on competition day. 

Time was of the essence, as their robotic masterpiece had to jump through multiple tech hoops in a series of timed tasks. As well as trying to achieve the fastest time over a set distance with their ‘speed’ robot, they also had to complete an ‘unseen’ teamwork challenge, and deliver a presentation about an aspect of robotics that they have researched.

The girls have been preparing for their well deserved title at Sheffield Girls’ robotics club since October half term. 

Mrs Morton, Head of Computing, said: “They performed brilliantly on Friday in a range of tasks including: robot speed challenge, robot mat challenges, teamwork challenge, robot design, and research presentation. They placed 3rd in the speed challenge, first in the research challenge, and then were overall winners.”

The girls will now go forward to take part in the national finals on Wed 21st June at the NEC in Birmingham. 

Congratulations to our tech-tastic students Inayat, Ayla, Emily, Funminiyi, Susannah, Maaria and to our Year 10 student Amara, who has volunteered to help with the robotics club each week!

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