Robot Wars workshop is incredible fun

Great excitement filled the Chapel on the last day of January, when children from Year 4 and 5 at St George’s Junior School, Weybridge battled it out in a Robot Wars workshop.

Robot expert, John Findlay, from the popular television series ‘Robot Wars’ began by showing the children some of the robots used in the popular television show.

The pupils then enjoyed watching video footage of the robots and their ‘roboteers’ being challenged, during a BBC television programme, to break out of the inside of a locked caravan by using their fighting skills and weapons. It certainly was quite dramatic!

John explained to the pupils what is involved in designing and building a robot. The children then worked in groups to create their own robots using motors, remote control units and a variety of different materials. Each team spent the next hour creating their own unique robots, all with very imaginative fighting names fit for a battling robot. Towards the end of the morning, each robot and their roboteer teams had the chance to put their fighting robot to the test against fellow opponents. With a great deal of cheering and support from the audience, the winning robot was Ripjaw.

The enthusiasm and energy levels in the room were incredibly high and it was fantastic to see so many pupils having such fun working together.

Paula McIntyre

Gifted and Talented Coordinator

St George’s Junior School

4 February 2015

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