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Coventry kids secure robotics title

Published Friday, 06 March 2020

Pupils from Howes Primary School had not one but two teams in the national finals of the largest robotics competition in the world!

VEX Robotics

Both robotics teams from the school beat teams from all over the UK to land places in the national finals last Sunday and Monday in Telford. Both teams put in an outstanding performance which led to them scooping first and second place in the UK.

The Vex Robotics competition encourages children and young people to develop their technology and engineering skills by tasking participants with completing robotic challenges.

Two teams of Year 5 and 6 pupils from Howes Primary School completed various programming, skills and driver challenges. They had to work under intense pressure and fight off very strong competition from all over the UK.

Finishing number one and two in the UK also qualifies both teams for the World Championships in America later this year!

School Governor and local councillor Richard Brown, said: “The fact that not just one but both robotics teams from the school have qualified for the national finals is fantastic and a great reflection on the enthusiasm of the school and it’s pupils.

“We wish them the best of luck in the world finals. I’m also sure the trip to America later in the year will be an adventure of a lifetime and something we will all be following very closely.”

Howes Primary School Deputy Head Teacher Rebecca Bollands said she is really proud that a Coventry school has had such fantastic success in robotics at the highest level. She said the school are especially proud that one of the finalists is from the school’s Hearing Impaired Unit.

“The children have worked incredibly hard to design, build and code robots. They thoroughly deserved to win the top spots and they have put Coventry on the map as a centre of excellence in robotics.”

VEX Robotics is the largest robotics competition in the world. More information about the event can be found on Twitter and the VEX Robotics website.

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