One of the school’s two Lego League teams competed in a regional final in December and have qualified for the Scottish National Final in Perth which took place on Saturday the 29th of February.
Asides from the robot design and game they had to pitch an idea on how to solve an issue with buildings and open spaces.
The team consisting of S2 pupils Miru M, Aiden O, Pawan S, Aiden L, Rasmus F, Blair G, Jessica L and S1 pupil Nilav C pitched an idea on how to create an electric charging road to improve the uptake of Electric Vehicles. This idea won the team a trophy for the Jacobs Award for sustainability and they also won the Robot Game round at the regional final. The feedback from the judges was excellent and they really were a credit to themselves and the school.
Nilav C (S1) said: "At this prestigious event, champions from all round Scotland competed. In this competition, we came 11th overall out of 24 teams in the robot game. As well as this our presentation and core values went extremely well. At the prize giving we received a huge trophy for the best innovative project and that made us very happy. I think we all agree that this was a very fun and challenging event with some useful advice from the professional judges to take on for next year. We all cannot wait to take on the First Lego League competition next year."
Mr Hay added: "The team very confidently pitched a solution for an electric charging road to a panel of judges."