Robots rule at STEM contests

The Nissan plant in Sunderland recently played host to two exciting STEM competitions in which our students proved their mettle in advanced robotics.

Team Galactic Values represented Emmanuel College at Nissan’s First Lego League regional finals at the end of January.  Since October, our team has dedicated breaks and lunch times to designing, building and programing their amazing robot to solve a range of complex challenges.  All this hard work paid off as our team won the Robotic Challenge trophy, achieving the best score out of all 24 teams competing!  The judges also gave the team a special mention for their use of very complex computer coding on the solar panel challenge.

On 7 February, we returned to Nissan, this time with a team of skilled Year 9 engineers to participate in the VEX Robotics Regional competition.  This was the first year we have competed in this challenge and we were eager to put our hard work to the test.  Our team competed against a strong field of 21 teams and finished 12th overall.  We are delighted with this result and look forward to building upon this success and entering again next year.