10/12/2010 by mcmakarolyn
Manchester Creative and Media Academy for Girls’ STEM club have reached the semi-finals in the prestigious First Lego League Body Forward science and engineering competition.
They were placed third overall and won a Lego trophy after coming first in the contest’s Teamwork category. The MC&MA girls competed against nine other local schools at the University of Manchester’s Sackville Street building.
Their scientific, engineering and technology skills worked to impressive effect at the contest, where they presented their ‘Bionic Body’ Project and their two Lego robots.
Over the last three months the group of eight students from year nine have been tirelessly researching, building and programming in preparation for the regional finals.
The girls, dressed in their team uniform of braces, shirts and glasses, designed them in order to carry out a series of assigned missions.
They were assessed in four areas; Teamwork, Robot Design, Robot Missions and Project Presentation.
Miss Ahmed, STEM Club leader and Science teacher, said: “On the day, pupils performed extremely well, with their amazing robot reaching the semi-finals.
“Please congratulate them if you see them, they all worked incredibly hard!”
The winning students were Chloe Grayson, Natasha Worsfold, Iqrah Hussain, Jessica Berry, Alex Dibden, Shima Diab, Katie Newton and Katie Nedderman.
Well done girls!