Earlier this week, all three of our senior Robotics teams ventured to Greig City Academy to participate in a regional competition.
There were a total of sixteen teams competing and the early morning qualifying rounds enabled us to size up the competition. Our Year 13 team was making its first appearance in this year's competition and had worked hard to produce a working robot. Their engineering was solid and the robot performed reliably and consistently, with the team demonstrating great application and perseverance during the day.
Our Year 10 team had improved their robot from the last competition and demonstrated superior driving skills and engineering. The Year 12 team had also modified their robot and gained from their experience of the previous competition. The qualifying rounds finished with our Year 12 team placing 8th and our Year 10 team ranked 12th.
Unfortunately, the quarter finals in the afternoon session saw all of our teams eliminated, with two of our teams being beaten by the eventual finalists. However, our Year 12 team, Vector, were rewarded with the Judges Award. Their entry was commended for their "Unique Engineering Design, Progress in the Competition, Teamwork and Sportsmanship". Congratulations to Claudia, Clara, Isabelle, Alisha-Iman, Olivia and Taybah for their winning entry. Also a big well done to our other participants, Eleanor, Jacinda, Anne and Selina from Year 10, and Avalon and Helen in Year 13.
Dr Phelps, Teacher of Physics