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Pupils from Stamford School show ‘true grit’ to overcome robot problem

The pupils are from left, Eoghan McInerney, James Everitt (YR 7),  Matthew Rothwell (YR 7), Callum Fryatt (YR 7), Douglas Douglas (YR 11), Mrs �E McInerney, Samuel Brunswick (YR8), Thomas Van Dongen (YR 8), Christopher Green (YR 7), Dominic Smith (YR 9) and Michael Hawkins (YR 11)

The pupils are from left, Eoghan McInerney, James Everitt (YR 7), Matthew Rothwell (YR 7), Callum Fryatt (YR 7), Douglas Douglas (YR 11), Mrs �E McInerney, Samuel Brunswick (YR8), Thomas Van Dongen (YR 8), Christopher Green (YR 7), Dominic Smith (YR 9) and Michael Hawkins (YR 11)

Pupils from Stamford School displayed “true grit” at a science and technology tournament.

The First Lego League (FLL), organised by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, aims to encourage interest in real world issues and develop key skills among pupils aged nine to 16.

Working in teams, students explore a given scientific topic and plan, program and test an autonomous robot to solve several missions. The theme for the regional FLL tournament, held at Loughborough University, was Nature’s Fury. It challenged them to think like scientists and engineers in the face of natural disasters.

The Stamford School boys got the second highest score in the robot game and after a disastrous first attempt when the robot refused to behave, the boys pulled it together.

Science teacher Edel McInerney said: “The students displayed true grit and were commended by the judging panel on their result.”

 

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