Photo credit: James Sharrock
Team Members (L-R)
Front- Nathan N, Bethany B, Abi H, Demos A, Eleanor R, Luca D
Back- Edward P, Ethan G, Marian N, Leah W, Alice L, Ruan A, Amber W
Newcastle Academy have won a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to represent the UK at global robotics tournament in the USA!
Newcastle Academy along with over 500 students took part in first ever FIRST® Tech Challenge UK Championships on Friday 15th March 2019.
Newcastle Academy are proud to announce that their team ‘New.Botics.101’ were named the winners of the Inspire Award securing them a place at the FIRST® Championships held in Detroit, USA between 24 – 27 April 2019. They will take part along with over 30,000 other students from around the world competing to become the world champions.
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Amber the team captain had this to say
“We are all in complete and utter shock, we were ready to leave and then heard our names called as winners for the Inspire Award. It is so exciting to be heading to Detroit, we really can’t wait. We loved every second of working in a team, we all helped equally and we couldn’t have done it without all of us together.”
Children and Families Minister Nadhim Zahawi said:
“This is a huge achievement for Newcastle Academy and everyone who took part. I wish them luck as they showcase their skills and creativity in the global grand final. Competing in challenges like this is great for helping young people build character and resilience, alongside ensuring they have the technical skills for the jobs of today and tomorrow, so Britain keeps up with the pace of technological change.
“The Opportunity Area programme is helping achieve this by investing in young people the next generation so they have the skills, experience and support to go as far as their talents will take them, whatever their background.