Southern Science Challenge
Two of our Year 9 pupils, Laura Wasowska and Natalia Grabowska competed in the Southern Science Challenge at King’s College London.
During the science and technology challenge we were asked the build and program a Lego robot (which we later called Dave). We were put in a group with 2 students from another school. Some of our aims that we achieved were making Dave follow a black limo the floor,use ultrasound to detect that he was about to hit something and turn away from it as well as making him follow a black line both straight and curved. We faced many challenges and it took us over 1 and half hours to complete Dave however we were determined and the experience rewarded us with knowledge and second place.
I really enjoyed the robotics challenge as we got to build and Lego robot and program it with ultrasonic, light, sound and touch software. We were in a team of four with two students from a different school, however we got on really well and had fun. There were times were we faced challenges but we kept persistent and we created a successfully functioning robot. I was very surprised and joyful that we achieved second place in the challenge. It was a great experience.