25th March 2023
On Saturday 25th March, Berkeley Green Robotics visited the First Tech UK Regional Tournament in the American School, Westminster, and went head to head with teams from around the region to compete with their robot ‘Gerald’.
After a particularly difficult building season, five representatives from the robotics team showed tremendous courage, determination and outstanding teamwork, which culminated in an excellently strategized qualification for ‘Gerald’ (20992).
The ingenious claw and winch system was built from scratch by the team who were unable to fund any readily-manufactured parts. ‘Gerald’ was operated expertly by the team who remained positive and maintained an excellent sporting attitude throughout the day, despite fierce opposition from some impressively constructed entries.
This perseverance paid off when Berkeley Green (Team 384) were invited to join an alliance with Trumpington Community College, with whom they cooperated to reach the Regional Final. Together, students from both schools worked excellently as a team and strategized an incredible competition against the opposing alliance. Ultimately, their alliance qualified as ‘runner-up’ to the winning teams, however Berkeley Green Robotics and Trumpington Community College were rewarded for their efforts by being invited to the National Finals which will take place in Cambridge later this year.
The five representatives from Berkeley Green have made their school and the rest of their team incredibly proud.