Henry’s is one of the leading schools in the country in the field of robotics, with our Year 8 team recently having won numerous national awards and competitions, culminating in qualification for the World Championships in Kentucky.
Robotics takes place at lunchtime, requiring high levels of commitment and dedication. There are two strands to the club, VEX IQ and VEX VRC. The VRC is aimed at the older pupils and involves building large robots in metal to complete the game challenges to score points against other robots. The IQ version is aimed at middle school pupils (up to year 9) and is mainly plastic parts with tighter rules. Think of it a bit like a LEGO version and a bigger Meccano one.
Pupils work together in teams to solve the challenges set, having to design, build, program and then operate their robot to complete the activities. We enter numerous national competitions across the country and usually qualify for the National Finals in Telford.
We have our own robots arena and host one of the regional rounds of the UK Championships at Henry’s every October.
All students are welcome to come and join at the start of the year, both boys and girls, and from any year group.
For more information about Vex you can also contact Mr Sweetman on firstname.lastname@example.org