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Robot Wars

CBA students battled it out with their peers from our two sister schools in a Robot Wars Challenge.

The school hall at Kettering Science Academy became a mechanical battlefield as teams of CBA students took on the challenge of building an indestructible robot.

Teamwork, creativity and design flair were part of the one-day competition staged on February 2nd.

Students spent the morning session designing and building their robots and in the afternoon took each other on in a football themed competition, before battling it out to destroy each other's creations and see their design crowned the best robot.

It was the first event staged involving all three secondary schools in the Brooke Weston Partnership and so CBA students were glad to do well.

The One Arm Bandit team won the team name logo and football categories, while the Rampant Robot KSA team lifted the overall trophy and  also came first in the teamwork skills category and the combat section.

A Brooke Weston team claimed first place in the presentation skills round.

Design Teacher David Mitchell said: "All of our three teams worked together really well and I was really proud of all their efforts.

"It was a really enjoyable day and they were able to put their design skills to use, as well as picking up some new ones."

John Findlay from Nottingham Based Roamin Robots, the company that ran the project, said he was pleased with the efforts put in all students who attended.

He said: "I was impressed that every team managed to design and build their robot in the timeframe and that every one was unique.

"I was particularly impressed with the winning team as it was clear from the outset that they were working well as a team."

The winners were presented with a vouchers and trophy while all category winners also received a prize.