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First Lego League Robotics Competition

posted 21 Dec 2018, 03:23 by Matthew Smith   [ updated 21 Dec 2018, 03:24 ]

The Dore Dragons conducted themselves with superb maturity in what was for many their first Lego competition at the Cantor Building at Sheffield Hallam University on Wednesday.

They had to score as many points as they could in the Robot Game, using a robot they had designed and programmed themselves, present their project around the theme "Into Orbit" to a panel of three judges and explain their robot design to a panel of five (!) judges.

It was a long and tiring day for all but with the support of Mr Percy and lots of parents the team showed their resilience and creativity when robot wasn't quite doing what was hoped and buckets of good humour and team spirit throughout the day.

We believe the children have had some experiences which will stand them in good stead for the rest of their schooling and beyond and have represented their school and village extremely well.

Well done Dore Dragons!

We'd also like to thank the Dore Diodes - made up of former pupils now at King Ecgberts and High Storrs secondary schools.  They managed to finish with the most points of anyone in the competition on the robot game, but unfortunately weren't selected to make the National Finals in Bristol on this occasion.  Well done on a super day for them and for their support with the Dragons over the past few months.

Thank you finally to Mr Percy who continued to support the teams even though he had left the school!  A true believer in the Lego cause!

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