A group of Hassocks students have been selected to compete in the UK finals of an engineering competition.
A team of ten Downlands Community School students have made it to the final of Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge.
As a winner in the South East heat, they went to head with teams from across the country at The Big Bang Fair on March 15.
Teacher Jim Matthews said: “We’ve learnt a lot about the engineering in robotics and particularly enjoyed seeing all our hard work pay off.”
The winning team of students built, programmed and controlled LEGO robots for a series of ‘aviation missions’.
Students also had to research, design and present their own solution to a contemporary engineering problem faced by STEM professionals in the aviation industry.
For more information on the challenge please visit www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/robotics