Congratulations to the team from Ysgol Gyfun Rhydwaun in Wales, crowned robotics champions at the UK Final!

Overall winners 2016/ 2017 Tomorrow's Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge, Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun

A team of students from Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun in Wales has won the Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge 2016/2017.

The winning team of Year 9 students - all aged between 12 and 14 - built, programmed and controlled LEGO robots for a series of ‘space missions’. They also had to research, and present their own solution to a contemporary scientific problem - developed by LEGO Education with NASA.

The UK Final of the competition took place at The Big Bang Fair, held at the NEC in Birmingham.


The winning team, called Optimus Primate, are James Davies, Sam Williams, Rhys Phillips, Evan English, Alex Layzell, Brychan Sior, Nathan Davies, Owain Davies, Madi Williams, Taylor Jones, Kaitlyn Davies, Kayleigh Davies, Manon Lloyd, and Chloe Richards.

The other prizes were awarded as follows:

Overall Winner Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun
Runner-up Manchester Academy
Helsington Foundation Award Rastick High School 
RAF Award King Edward VI School
Rolls-Royce Award Garstang Community Academy
Robot Challenge Award Idsall School
Robot Design Award Park High School
Teamwork Award Ash Manor School
Presentation Award St Cuthbert's Catholic High School
Tomorrow's Engineers Award Turing House School
Highly Commended St Christopher's C of E High School
Highly Commended The Weston Road Academy



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