Blackpoolrobo 2019

2 July 2019

Aspire’s STEM Club were one of many schools who took part in this year’s Blackpoolrobo robotics competition held at the Advanced Technology Centre at Blackpool and the Fylde College.

Our team were there from 9am to 4.30pm on Friday taking on the challenges of six rounds of robot construction inspired by iconic landmarks in Blackpool and around the Fylde Coast. The aim of the competition is to encourage secondary school students to build an innovative, robust robot and compete in a pre-designed arena with space and time constraints, utilizing their academic knowledge and technical skills to focus on the technical feasibility, efficiency, and innovativeness of their proposed solutions, as well as on testing the creativity of the students.

Team Aspire consisted of Denis, Callum, Issac, Kai, Carlton, Jayden, Kobi, Harrison, Ashley, Harrison, Dylan, George and Aaron who were a credit to our school but unfortunately, their valiant efforts did not see them to a finishing place and prizes.

Miss Planke could not praise the STEM Club members highly enough, “I am so proud of their efforts, if we had not had some wifi issues and been forced to pull out of two rounds I feel we could have made one of the top three places, but these are the challenges we face. We are going to continue the robotics in STEM club and come back stronger next year.”

Pictured above and below are Team Aspire showing dexterity with their Lego Mindstorm robots

You can find out more about the competition, the organizers and sponsors by clicking here.