Our project story
The 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship, taking place in Louisville, Kentucky, brings together the top robotics teams 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.
Our Lady and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary school is only the 2nd ever UK primary school to have qualified for this world championship. 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. The project was 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, Kentucky USA (28/04/18 - 01/05/18).
We are so proud of our children, and want to ensure they have the chance to experience this opportunity . We have to raise £15,000 to make this happen. We hope you can help us achieve this target by making a donation and by sharing our page with others who may be able to support us. Thank you!