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Rickleton Year 5 pupils win Regional Robotics Competition

Our team of Year 5 pupils including Rachel Wilson, Elliot Curry, Sophie Dunn, James Southern won the Regional Finals of the ‘Ringmaster’ VEX Team Championship. This is an international competition aimed at supporting engineering and coding skills through the design and control of robotic vehicles. On Friday 2nd February the team went to Park View School in Chester-Le Street to battle it out against 13 other teams from both primary and secondary schools.

They won the Teamwork Champion Award and in doing so became the very first Primary School to win at the NE Regional Championship. They will now attend the VEX IQ UK National Championships in March in Telford nr. Birmingham and if they win there they will be off to America!

The Year 5 pupils at Rickleton Primary School have been learning how to build and control the robots as part of their IT and design curriculum and they certainly have proved how much they have learned.

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