Pupils build prize robot
A robot built by school children has earned them second
place in a national competition.
Ewan Goddard and Elizabeth Burrows from the Isle of Sheppey
Academy scooped the prize in the final of The Science Technology
Challenge at King’s College in London.
The Year 10 pupils had previously won the county heat at
University of Kent in Canterbury.
For the final they worked with Year 9 pupil Elly Greenwood from
the Marlborough Academy in Hertfordshire.
The trio’s challenge was to build a robot out of Lego and
program it to follow a line, avoid an object and respond to a
Ewan and Elizabeth, who attend Harty school at the academy’s
east site in Minster, were presented with their trophy by the Lord
Lieutenant of Greater London, Sir David William Brewer.
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