Girls among best in ro­bot con­test

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS - RHI­AN­NON MCDOWALL

ATEAM of eight stu­dents from Fal­li­b­roome Academy have ex­celled in a na­tional com­pe­ti­tion with their home­made ro­bot.

Neve Forbes, Han­nah Ec­cle­ston, Eleanor Laughton, Megan Fran­cis, Rachel Stan­ley, Ella Banks, Libby Ten­nant and Nimra Zubair, from year nine, have been work­ing in the elec­tron­ics depart­ment at school ev­ery lunchtime to build and pro­gram a ro­bot for the na­tional VEX Ro­bot­ics com­pe­ti­tion.

The all-girl team reached the fi­nals af­ter win­ning the North West re­gional heats, and came 24th in the over­all com­pe­ti­tion.

Oliver Hard­man, de­sign and tech­nol­ogy teacher at the school, said: “We are very proud of the achieve­ment of our team of young elec­tron­ics stu­dents. They worked very hard to reach the na­tional fi­nals and rep­re­sented the school with great en­thu­si­asm.”

The girls won the North West re­gional heats af­ter win­ning two of the chal­lenges out­right and com­ing joint first in the third chal­lenge.

As there was only one tro­phy for each chal­lenge and Fal­li­b­roome had al­ready been awarded two of them the or­gan­is­ers de­cided to give the pro­gram­ming tro­phy to the other team.

●● This all-girl team from Fal­li­b­roome Academy reached the fi­nals of a na­tional ro­bot­ics com­pe­ti­tion

●● James Mus­grave with Mrs Gar­vey

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