School team builds for success

AN electrifying team of young engineers have powered themselves towards a top prize in a regional competition.Children from Trimley St Martin Primary School's young engineers club scooped first place at the Regional Lego Research and Robotics Challenge.

AN electrifying team of young engineers have powered themselves towards a top prize in a regional competition.

Children from Trimley St Martin Primary School's young engineers club scooped first place at the Regional Lego Research and Robotics Challenge.

TSM Roboteam was judged on its research work, presentation, robot design and performance and teamworking.

They were one of fourteen teams taking part in the event which was focusing on saving of energy resources and the use of alternative energy.

Derek Edwards, the club's leader, said: “Throughout the autumn term the team has spent three after-school sessions a week gaining an understanding of where our energy comes from, why we need to be careful how we use it and methods of alternative energy.

“They then had to survey the use of energy at the school and recommend ways of conserving energy including possible future use of solar panels, wind turbines and even newer ideas.

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“Alongside this the team had to design, build and program an advanced Lego robot and attachments capable of undertaking a series of complex tabletop missions, all on the theme of energy.”

The club will now go on to represent the East of England at the national competition in early February.

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