Leiston Primary School pupils win national robot programming contest
Young tech whizzes scooped a national robotics award for their Suffolk school.
Leiston Primary triumphed over 20 schools in the final of the RoboCup Junior ‘CoSpace Rescue’ contest at BT’s Adastral Park, Martlesham Heath, by programming robots to perform tasks.
Year Six teacher, Tom Bosher said: “We aim to provide many opportunities for our children and we jumped at the chance to take part in such an amazing competition.”
Tim Whitley, BT’s research and innovation chief, said: “We want to get as many young people as possible interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects and it’s vital for the UK’s economic growth that we have pupils equipped with the skills we need for the future.”
Children from Ipswich’s Clifford Road Primary School, St Joseph’s College, and Westley Middle School, in Bury St Edmunds, also won programming competition tasks on the day.