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Cambridgeshire students try their hand at building robots




Students from across the South East tested their robot building skills last Friday (February 7) at the First Tech Challenge UK tournament at Duxford IWM.

Cambridgeshire pictures from the First Tech Challenge UK, February 7, 2020
Cambridgeshire pictures from the First Tech Challenge UK, February 7, 2020

The six-month-long programme allows children aged 12 to 18 to experience what building a robot is like while learning new skills. Up for grabs were places at London’s Copper Box Arena in March, with a chance to win a spot at the world finals in the USA in May.

Cambridgeshire pictures from the First Tech Challenge UK, February 7, 2020
Cambridgeshire pictures from the First Tech Challenge UK, February 7, 2020

Teams from Comberton Village College, Cambridge Academy for Science & Technology, Chesterton and Trumpington community colleges secured places in the UK final.

Cambridgeshire pictures from the First Tech Challenge UK, February 7, 2020
Cambridgeshire pictures from the First Tech Challenge UK, February 7, 2020

Ed Cervantes-Watson, CEO at First Tech Challenge UK, said: “It’s inspiring to witness the progress young people from across the South East have made designing and building robots – operating like business teams, deploying game strategies.

“This is more than robots – it’s about connecting young people with role models from industry and bridging the gap between the classroom and the workplace of tomorrow.”



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