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Award-winning Robotics at Dunottar School

Award-winning Robotics at Dunottar School

For the second year running pupils from Dunottar School, in Reigate, have won the Robot Performance Award, at the First Lego League Regional tournament in London.

This will see the team compete at the National tournament in Bristol this February.

This second-year win is testament to the inspirational computer science teaching at Dunottar, the success of the school’s Robotics Club and focus on ensuring pupils are gaining the digital skills that employers and government say are vital.

First Lego League is a global science and technology challenge for teams of students, aged 9-16 years. It aims to encourage an interest in real world issues and develop key skills that are crucial for their future careers. The students are challenged to work together to explore a given topic and to design, build and program an autonomous Lego robot to solve a series of missions.

On Saturday 25th January, two teams representing Dunottar School competed against 18 teams at the Regional Tournament at Queen Mary University in London. One of the teams, Dunottar Rock Sliders, won the Robotics Performance Award for the highest points on the robotics round. They also won the Championship Runners Up Award which reflected their core values working as a team and their innovative project design.

I’m so proud of the pupils, they came up with a fantastic concept and worked seamlessly as a team to create innovative solutions”.  Sally Berry – Head of Computer Science

Headmaster Mr Tottman added: We are keenly aware of the importance of technical innovation, not only in the classroom but also in the work-place. It’s our ongoing ambition to ensure all our pupils are taught the digital and computing skills they need to be work-ready”.