20/03/2014| Rapid News
The three winning teams now qualify for the prestigious VEX World Championships in California next month, along with the three teams they beat in the final match of the competition: ‘XLR8’ and ‘The Green Team’ from Nottingham High School and ‘3116B Team Control Freaks’ from East Barnet School. The two Nottingham schools also scooped a number of other awards, including the Excellence, Programming Skills, Robot Skills and Design Awards.
- Excellence Award – The Green Team, Nottingham High School
- Programming Skills – XLR8, Nottingham High School
- Robot Skills – XLR8, Nottingham High School
- Amaze Award – EHS Robotics Titan, Evesham High School
- Build Award – Olavian Robotics, St Olaves Grammar School
- Create Award – EHS Robotics Tangent, Evesham High School
- Design Award – The Green Team, Nottingham High School
- Innovate Award – QEGS VEX, Queen Elizabeth Grammar School
- Judges Award – GLaDOS, The Gilberd School
- Think Award – Kenilworth Robotics, Kenilworth School
- Volunteer of the Year – Dave & Jenny Smith
- Teacher of the Year – Jon Taylor & Andy Thomson
- Partner of the Year – National Grid
As the UK distributor of the VEX robotics platform, Rapid again helped to co-ordinate the competition at a Regional and National level. In collaboration with VEX Robotics and its sponsorship partners National Grid, members of our Education team demonstrated the VEX system at the Big Bang Fair. They showed pupils, teachers and employers how the system can develop key skills in programming and engineering.