Senior Boys compete in the First Lego League Robotics competition final

Senior Boys compete in the First Lego League Robotics competition final

On Saturday, members of the BGSB robot club travelled to the University of the West of England in Bristol to take part in the UK and Ireland Final of the First Lego League Robotics competition.

The team has won a place in the national final after winning the regional heat in every year except one since 2010.

This year, team members Henry Batchelor, Josh Isherwood, Alex Kinsler, Chris Parr and Youssef Wilson were hopeful of achieving success in the national final, after spending six months developing and programming their robot and working on a project.

For the project, which was on the theme of the water cycle, the team had visited the Greater Manchester Fire Service Training Centre.

Based on discussions with members of the Fire Service and United Utilities, the team developed a plan for a system to help recycle the water that is used fighting fires, with the aim of reducing water use and also reducing the risks associated with using potentially contaminated water.

On the day, the BGSB robot did not perform as well as it had done in School or at the regional finals. The robot’s final score was not enough to get the team into the knock-out rounds in the afternoon.

The team would like to thank Mrs Fern, Mr Ferguson and Mr Meakin for taking them to the competition and also Greater Manchester Fire Service and United Utilities for the help that they provided to the team in relation to their project.

Click here to watch the video from the final on YouTube.