Lower Sixth student Vivian (below centre) traveled to the USA over the Easter break to be part of a team competing in the VEX Robotics World Championships, and came back a World Champion!
Vivian says, “The Robotics World Championships attracts more than 600 hundred teams from all around the world and there is a harsh selection process (teams have to be champions in their regional games to qualify). There are six divisions with each about 100 teams in, and the winner of each division is awarded World Champion. Our team won the Champion in Technology division! We went on to compete in the Champions game but unfortunately the motor in our robot broke down, so we didn’t make it to Grand Champion.
“Winning a Champion in VEX Robotics World Championship seems to be a bright title but beneath it is a lot of hard work. The average sleeping time during that week was 4 hours per day, and normally we skipped lunch because of the short amount of time. We stayed up late every day in the field to adjust the automatic program, and ran throughout the whole stadium to get the tools to fix the robot and find teammates (it is a 2V2 game).”
“Taking part in these Championships was a unique experience and the stuff robotics taught me can never be replicated.”
Very well done Vivian from all at d’Overbroeck’s!