Process and control today | National Robotics Challenge Winners Announced at Big Bang Fair


Students from Farnborough Hill in Hampshire have been announced as the UK winners of the EEP Robot Challenge.

The winning team competed against hundreds of other students across the country to compete for the top prize. The student teams from Ballymena Academy, Oak Lodge School for the Deaf, West Bridgford School and Nonsuch School for Girls were highly commended. Teams from Mercia School in Sheffield and Calderstone’s School in Liverpool also won awards from the judges in the Robot Design and Speed ​​and Control categories respectively.

Student teams completed a series of missions to find out what engineers can do to create a cleaner, more sustainable world. They learned to build a variety of LEGO® Robotics kits and program them to perform a test of speed and control and perform a variety of environmental-themed tasks, such as planting a tree.

Naomi Gilmour, Head of Engagement Projects at EngineeringUK, said: “The Robotics Challenge is a brilliant experience for young people from all walks of life who have the chance to explore the variety, excitement and opportunities offered by a career in engineering.

“I am thrilled that the EEP Robotics Challenge is back at The Big Bang Fair, as face-to-face STEM activities are so important for young people. We were extremely impressed with the commitment shown by the students and I congratulate all the teams who have progressed at the regional level. A big congratulations to the winners of the Farnborough Hill EEP Robotics Challenge Finals.

The EEP Robotics Challenge introduces student teams to real-world engineering through technology, robotics, and computational tasks. The engagement program aims to help students put their academic learning into context and discover exciting new careers.

This year’s challenge returned to The Big Bang Fair after a 2-year hiatus. We were delighted to see so many young people walk through the doors of The Fair and participate in the final of the Robotics Challenge.

The full winners for 2022 are:

Overall winning team

Farnborough Hill

Strongly recommended

Ballymena Academy

Oak Lodge School for the Deaf

West Bridgford School

Nonsuch school for girls

Speed ​​and control

Calderstone School

Robot design

Mercia School

Project display

Goole Academy

Robot challenge

Saint Crispin School

Teamwork Challenge

Mulberry School for Girls

The EEP Robotics Challenge is led by EngineeringUnited Kingdom and Helsington Foundation in partnership with the Royal Air Force and Network Rail.

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