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Robotics - we are outstanding

GCA's ambitious and successful robotics club runs more than 8 teams at any one time. Robotics started at GCA early in 2015 and teams have competed in the VEX IQ national and international competitions each season since then, with a superb track record of success.

Teams have become London, South East and UK National Champions in several categories. The school was crowned UK National Champions in 2015 and 2016. One of the teams that competed in the 2016 world finals in Kentucky, USA, finished 32nd for programming, the highest ever result for a UK school in this competition where highly experienced US and Japanese teams take most of the trophies. Our 2017 international final team took second UK place in Kentucky.

The 2017-18 season has been particularly successful. Three teams qualified for the VEX IQ National Finals in March - Chromagicals (Y9), Valyrian Steel (Y8) and our all-girls Y7 team, GCA New Bots. In the final regional tournament Chromagicals and Valyrian Steel were crowned tournament champions for the fifth time in a row. Chromagicals were also awarded the prestigious VEX Robotics AMAZE award for the most reliable, consistent highest scoring and well engineered robot in the competition.


Two teams qualified for the VRC National Finals - Tech Fusion and United Robot Squad. 

 

Outstanding for All Award - The students who took part in the 2016 Kentucky finals were thrilled to receive Haringey Council's 'Outstanding for All' Award for achievement in STEM on December 5th at Alexandra Palace. Everyone at the ceremony agreed the award was well-deserved. 

We're delighted to be training staff and pupils of 12 local primary schools in robotics - they will be competing against one another in a tournament at GCA in July 2018.

Interested primary schools are asked to contact our Head of Design and Technology, Mr Knappert - dknappert@greigcityacademy.co.uk.

Parents - if your child is keen on robotics, you are both welcome to call in to talk to Mr Knappert and GCA's roboteers and to try out some robotics challenges. The best way to arrange this is to send an email to the address above. Alternatively, please call the school on 020 8609 0100 and our receptionist will make sure Mr Knappert gets your message.