The Heath School in Runcorn blasted to victory at the VEX Robotics North West Regional Competition in Manchester on 24th October 2012!
The team were challenged with building a robot to compete in the VEX Robotics 2012/13 competition game, Sack Attack this week. Their objective was to design and build a creation that could move beanbags into different height and shaped goals on a 12ftx12ft field not only against the clock but against a range of secondary and 6th form teams from across the North West.
The VEX Robotics Design System was introduced to the school only a couple of months ago to Design & Technology Teacher, Matthew Turner ‘I was instantly excited about the prospect of setting up a robotics team with my students. Considering they didn’t have a huge amount of time to build their creation I am really proud that they managed to win and gain a place at the National VEX Robotics finals. It feels great to be able to give the students a project that challenges not only their design skills but their whole range of science, engineering and maths abilities.’
The National VEX Robotics finals will take place as part of The Big Bang Fair at ExCeL in London on 15th and 16th March 2013. A series of other regional competitions will take place across the country to find the remaining finalists between November 2012 and February 2013. Amazingly the winner of the National competition will have the opportunity to compete at the World Championships in California in April 2013. So, we could be following The Heath team stateside in the not too distant future!