Robot power drives school kids!

ROBOT power has spread an Ipswich school's fame far and wide.For their success in a national robotics competition, schoolchildren from Northgate High School, Ipswich are featured in the latest edition of 'Setpiece'.

ROBOT power has spread an Ipswich school's fame far and wide.

For their success in a national robotics competition, schoolchildren from Northgate High School, Ipswich are featured in the latest edition of 'Setpiece'.

Setpiece is the national newsletter of SETNET (the Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics Network).

The team from Northgate High school was one of nine Suffolk schools that won through to the LEGO Mindstorm National Finals, after their successes in regional heats of the First LEGO League.


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Hosted by BTexact Technologies, and helped by SETPOINT Suffolk, the regional competition is part of a nationwide interactive robotics program for children aged 10 to 16 years, which uses the Lego Mindstorms Robotics Invention System.

In the national finals, Northgate High School was runner-up in the Robot Performance Award.

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"Congratulations to the teachers and pupils of Northgate High School", said Pam Bowen, SETNET. "We featured the story on the front page of our newsletter to showcase to government and the national business community the excellent work being achieved through the SETPOINT network, in partnership with local business and industry, to inspire young people about science, maths and technology through challenging events and competitions such as this."

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