Future engineers triumph in Lego contest

Gordano School's pupils at the DLL regional heat in Bristol

Gordano School's pupils at the DLL regional heat in Bristol - Credit: supplied

MONTHS of hard work paid off for five Gordano School pupils who have earned themselves a place in the national finals of a robotic contest.

Year nine students Ollie Maggs, Max Holman, James Downey and Joey Hayes and year seven student Will Cheek beat off stiff competition from around 20 schools in the regional heat of the First Lego League (FLL), held in Bristol, winning a laptop for their school.

The FLL is a global science and technology competition for teams of students, to encourage an interest in real world issues and develop key skills crucial for their future careers. The students work together as a team and explore a given scientific topic and plan, program and test an autonomous robot to solve several missions.

The boys built a robot that stood up to rigorous challenges and now go through to the national finals in Loughborough in February when they will attempt to secure a place in the world finals.

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