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Academy’s Top Ten Triumph in their first ever Lego League.

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Academy’s Top Ten Triumph in their first ever Lego League.The Academy roared into the top ten in the Animal Allies Challenge, part of the Lego League robot programming competition held at W5 last week.

Since September our Lego League boffins have designed, built and programmed Roberto, their  own autonomous robot to complete a set of ‘missions’ all on the theme of how humans and animals interact. 

The culmination of their work came at the regional tournament at W5 last week which saw schools from all over Northern Ireland compete in a series of robot challenges and enter the Lego ‘Dragon’s Den’ to pitch their ICT, science and technology solutions to real world problems. Our chosen problem was how to deter insects from coming into our homes during winter months by encouraging them to go to a heated creature house in the garden instead. 

The Academy’s three pitches to the judges demonstrated that the core values of discovery, teamwork and ‘gracious professionalism’ were very much in evidence and the nail-biting competition of the speedy robot challenges proved their  programming skills. Mrs Louise Kerr, Head of the ICT department at Bangor Academy said:

'This was a new experience for our students and I am so proud that they made it into the top ten on our very first year of entry.'