Young engineers from Corby through to national final of major competition

Benjamin Price, Bailey Bhamjee and Hayden Sharp from Corby Technical School

Benjamin Price, Bailey Bhamjee and Hayden Sharp from Corby Technical School

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Young engineers from Corby have made it through to the national final of a major competition.

A total of 100 schools entered Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge which challenged students to build, program and control Lego robots to complete a series of exciting space-inspired missions devised by NASA and Lego Education, including deploying solar panels and launching a rocket.

Jessica, Nathan Tew and Dmitrijs Gnennijs from Corby Technical School

Jessica, Nathan Tew and Dmitrijs Gnennijs from Corby Technical School

Following a series of tough regional heats, a team from Corby Technical School has made it through to the last 20 schools which will compete at the national final at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Thursday, June 23.

Corby Technical School Computer Science Teacher Arron Gourlay said: “During the regional heat the students’ robot had to complete a series of challenges and the students had to deliver a presentation on how humans could survive in space.

“They were questioned by robotics specialists about building and programming their robot and they demonstrated a brilliant knowledge of their robot and great technical understanding.

“The students have given up a lot of their own time after school to work on this project and we are incredibly proud of them for getting through to the national final where they will face new challenges and compete against the top schools in the country.”

Bailey Bhamjee and Hayden Sharp from Corby Technical School

Bailey Bhamjee and Hayden Sharp from Corby Technical School