We have had a long season of Robotics competitions and, as a result of our successes through the season, CLSG were represented by four teams at the National Championships held in Telford in early March.
In the IQ Competition which is for teams from Year 9 and below, we were represented by Kinematics form Year 9 and Trial and Error from Year 8. The Kinematics had some good rounds and improved throughout, finishing in 55th place. The Year 8s robot was reliable from the start and could stack hubs and hang from the bar. They were ranked 48th - a great achievement in their first season. Throughout the weekend the girls demonstrated great qualities of determination, perseverance, and great teamwork. They showed great problem solving skills and their enthusiasm did not drop.
Vector and Codex represented CLSG at the VEX UK Nationals, participating in the VRC competition. The Year 10 team (Codex) finished 23rd in the qualification rounds so were not hopeful. However, they had an unexpected win in the first knockout match and made it to the quarter finals where they were narrowly defeated. They were awarded the Energy Award for their commitment and huge enthusiasm. Then we come to Vector. The Year 12 team finished 2nd in the qualification rounds with an impressive 10 wins and only two losses. They proceeded to the knockout rounds as second seed, with the second highest autonomous score across the whole competition. They made it through to the semi finals and were closely defeated, winning the Amaze Award for consistency and progress.
All teams were a real credit to City and to young women in engineering!
Dr Phelps, Teacher of Physics