Alsop wins Liverpool City Region Make It Work robotics challenge

Alsop High School was celebrating after they won the third heat of the Liverpool City Region Make It Work robotics challenge for schools!

Schools from Liverpool recently gathered at The City of Liverpool College to take part in the Challenge, supported by the Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram and facilitated by All About STEM.

Students had the opportunity to build a VEX robot and battle it out in an exciting arena-style competition, supported by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. Sessions showcased careers linked to manufacturing and engineering, highlighted pathways into them and developed skills. Along with All About STEM, a team of STEM Ambassadors attended to support students and share their expertise.

All schools demonstrated effective teamwork, mastered the mechanics and battled hard but it was Alsop High School who took the Liverpool Heat title! St Margaret’s C of E Academy put up a fantastic effort and were worthy runners-up.

Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, said: “It is brilliant to see so many young people enjoying the Make It Work Robotics Challenge. Sparking young people’s interest and enthusiasm is a vital part of getting more of them into studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects and subsequently into exciting and rewarding careers. That is exactly what this competition does and why we are proud to support it.”

Michelle Dow, managing director of All About STEM said: “It is essential for our region’s future prosperity that young people have the skills they need and are enthused and excited to pursue them. We offer ‘in-person’ inspiration from real experts while learning real-life skills.

“Our events provide an interactive, exciting experience that can ignite our young people’s passion and spark their interest in STEM careers… and it’s so much fun!

“Our students are excited, focused and engaged, we’re so proud of them. They are all winners to us. Thank you to the Metro Mayor and the Combined Authority for their amazing support.”

Alsop High School will return later in 2019 to compete in the LCR Make It Work Robotics Challenge Grand Final at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool.


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