Burnham Grammar School students take home first prize at Robot Wars competition

Burnham Grammar School students take home first prize at Robot Wars competition

Emma Billingham

Burnham Grammar School students take home first prize at Robot Wars competition

Aspiring engineers from Burnham Grammar School took home first prize from the First Lego league Robot Wars.

Seetal Matharu, 15, Callum Wilding, 15, Adnan Siddiquei, 16, Gagandeep Singh, 15.

The national competition saw students create a robot to take part in different challenges against robots created by rival schools.

The regional finals for the Institution of Engineering and Technology organised event were held in Winchester on Thursday, December 10.

The team of year 11s called Team Outbreak, from the Hogfair Lane school, won the top prize and are now through to the national finals in Loughborough in February.

The team is made up of Adnan Siddiquei, Gagndeep Singh, Payas Sinha, Aaron Hickman, Seetal Mathuru and Callum Wilding.

Burnham Grammar also entered a second team called Recycled Trevor, made up of sisters Aakifah, Aishah and Israa Sadiq. They came in third place and won the Best Presentation award.

Bob Miles, who runs the school’s science club, said: “Hard work during half term holidays and sessions before and after school really paid off.

“I am exceptionally proud not only of the result but the commitment of both our teams.”

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