Our Lady and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary school is only the second ever UK primary school to have qualified for the world championships.

At the regional competition, the “Wacky Wobots” team impressed the judges with their teamwork, research, design, driving and programming skills.

Their STEM research project was to investigate how robots are already being used to treat diabetes and how they could be developed in the future, with the project designed around one of the team members who was diagnosed with diabetes this year.

The team was awarded the ‘Excellence Award’ which gave them a ‘golden’ ticket for the World Finals in Louisville (28 April – 1 May).

Here, top robotics teams will be brought together in the VEX IQ Challenge to celebrate their accomplishments and participate with the best teams from around the world.

The teams will be working together and devising strategies to play the ‘Ringmaster Challenge’ 2017-2018 VEX IQ game.Apart from having designed, built and programmed robots to compete, the teams have created a piece of STEM research on robotics.

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