GTS Lego Robot team won Best Newcomer 

Posted on: 06/12/2013

On Monday 2nd November Great Torrington School pupils demonstrated their science and technology skills when the Institution of Engineering and Technology's (IET) FIRST LEGO league (FLL) regional tournament took place at Callington Space Centre in Cornwall.  Teams from five schools competed against each other with each team, made up of 9 to 16 year olds.

They had to design and programme a LEGO MINDSTORMS robot and then use it to solve problems and tasks,  Teams were judged on their ability to build and programme the robot, their presentation and research skills and how well they cooperate with each other and their competitors. 

GTS has been preparing for the event in their Enrichment and Intervention time on Thursday afternoons, there are 24 regional tournaments taking place across the country over the next three months.  The FIRST LEGO League helps young competitors to develop skills in design and technology, programming and control, mathematics, research, strategic thinking and teamwork.

The GTS team were up against some experienced competitors at this event and a lot was learnt by all on how we can improve for next time. An excellent day out was had by all and we look forward to the next event in South West Wales next year.


Pupils that took part: James Brock, Keiran Buckman, Jay Cole, James, Craker, Lilth Foster-Collins, Andrew Hodge, William Huxtable, Matthew Lobb, Aaron Norman, Vincent Roberts, Ben Sanders, Aidan Sargent, Daniel Sargent, Owen Seward and Joe Tyrrell.


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Great Torrington School have applied to be chosen to receive further LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 STEM resources, free as part of a pilot of the Elite Engineering Programme (EEP).  We need local support to become one of only 25 schools that will be chosen to receive the resources.

To vote for us please click on the thumbs up on the pink background, http://www.eep-schools.org.uk/entries/page/5/ Also comments on the application video will be taken into account when judging, so make sure you have your say and support Great Torrington School.


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