Robot Wars Competition
At the end of the summer term 5 students competed at Robot Wars at Sir William Borlase’s School. All the pupils, had entered the previous year, so they had repaired and improved their robots to enable them to re-enter this year.
The competition has grown again this year and 17 robots were competing. Each knock out round had 3 – 4 robots in. Every match was incredibly exciting and quite nerve-wracking to watch, especially when robots drove dangerously close to the open pit. Robots had to be rapidly repaired after each fight ready for the next round. Both our school teams did well, unfortunately ‘Illuminous Hog’ got caught up in the side of the arena in his second fight and ‘Brian’ was knocked out at the quarter finals.
To build a robot that meets the requirements of the competition was an achievement in itself. All participants should be incredibly proud. The builder of Storm 2, the current Robot Wars world champion and the company that sponsors this competition are going to supply us with kits and training to build robots this year. So we will be building bigger and better robots to enter again next summer. Anyone interested in getting involved this year should speak to Mrs Nicholls in D&T
Students competing were: Ben Banks, Daniel Honman, Lexie Cornish, Daniel Hatfield & Leo Salem