Archbishop Beck crowned champions

Winning schools from across the region gathered at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool to take part in the Grand Final of the LCR Make It Work Robotics Challenge, supported by the Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram and facilitated by All About STEM.

Over the last six months, All About STEM are have facilitated a series of, free-to-attend events for schools where students had the chance to build a VEX robot and battle it out in an exciting arena-style competition.

Each heat showcased careers linked to manufacturing and engineering, highlighted pathways into them and developed skills.

Schools were supported throughout the day by All About STEM & a team of expert STEM Ambassadors.

Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram, attended the grand final and was impressed by the student’s creativity, innovation, determination and teamwork.

After building their robots, all schools battled hard through a series of nail-biting rounds but it was Archbishop Beck Catholic College and Mosslands School who faced-off, head-to-head in the final.

The crowd erupted with excitement as the final seconds counted down… it was a valiant effort from Mosslands but Archbishop Beck and ‘Archbot’ reigned supreme!

Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, said: “In the future, robots will become an essential part of our everyday lives. This challenge has been a fantastic initiative to encourage young people to learn new skills in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and hopefully consider continuing their studies in those subjects.

“It is key the Combined Authority support projects like this to give young people the opportunity to experience STEM in action and inspire them to forge successful careers in these industries which could boost the future economic prosperity of the Liverpool City Region.”

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