Congratulations to the team from McLaren High School in Scotland, crowned robotics champions at the UK Final!


McClaren High School

The winners of Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge have been crowned at The Big Bang Fair 2018 at the NEC in Birmingham. The winning team from McLaren High School, Callander competed against hundreds of other students across the country to vie for the top prize.

The school’s team made up of students Matthew Murray, Cameron Harvey, Andrew Twigg and Bruce McKechnie learnt how to build, program and control autonomous LEGO robots to complete a series of short, exciting aviation themed missions

The Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge introduces student teams to real-world engineering, technology, robotics and computing challenges. The challenge aims to help students put their school learning into context and discover exciting new careers. Each of the teams taking part received free LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) resources.

The winning students competed against groups of students from 25 different regions from across the country. Students also have to research, design and present their own solution to a contemporary engineering problem faced by STEM professionals in the aviation industry.

The students were able to demonstrate the skills they’d learned at The Big Bang Fair, with the winner announced on the penultimate day of The Fair.

The Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge is led by EngineeringUK and Helsington Foundation in partnership with the Royal Air Force and Rolls-Royce. Research from EngineeringUK shows that communicating engineering careers to young people is vital for the future of the British economy.

EngineeringUK’s Chief Executive, Mark Titterington, said: “In order to meet the country’s demand for 124,000 engineers each year we need to inspire more young people to consider a career in the industry.

“Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge aims to help young people from all backgrounds understand the variety, excitement and opportunity presented by a career in engineering.”



The other prizes were awarded as follows:

Prize School Name
WINNER McLaren High School 
Highly Commended / Speed Challenge Award Wallace Hall Academy
Highly Commended  Thomas Telford 
Robot Challenge Award Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun
Highly Commended  Joseph Whitaker School 
RAF  100 Award Kingussie High School
Reece Foundation Award Ashton Community Science College 
Helsington Foundation Award Reading Girls' School 
Airbus Award St Bernadette Catholic Secondary School 
Teamwork Challenge  Beacon Academy
Rolls-Royce Award Howard Of Effingham School 
Robot Design The Market Weighton School 
Project Presentation Kesgrave High School 



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