Best Designed Robot award goes to Bedford Modern School

The students were proud to take the win at the First Lego League tournament

Students from Bedford Modern School (BMS) were pleased to take home the win for Best Designed Robot in the First Lego League tournament held at Cambridge University this week.

As part of the challenge, the BMS team had to programme their robot to race against the clock and tackle a series of missions. Then, the students presented their idea for green roofs in cities by designing a Lego-inspired roof tile.

The event itself targets students aged 9-16 and focuses on building critical thinking skills and solving real-world problems. This year, the ‘City Shaper’ theme aimed to show the young participants how cities and buildings grow, thrive and change, allowing them to create new, innovative solutions to help them shape a more positive, sustainable future.

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When discussing the event with headmaster, Mr Tate, one student said: “It was a great opportunity to learn new things and I really look forward to trying out my new skills at home. Now we’ve conquered the regionals we hope to get a chance to go on to the nationals next year.”

Elizabeth Scullion, a Year 7 student, added: “This has been a really fun project. My role was mostly focused on the research for the presentation but getting involved in all of the other areas was a great experience.”

Supervising teacher, Catherine Benson, said: “I am so proud of all the students involved. All the work in the build-up to the competition has been entirely student-led and the majority of the team were taking part for the first time. They should be very proud of their achievement.”