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Forest Gate student wins prize for homemade robot

PUBLISHED: 17:00 29 January 2013

Lord Lieutenant Sir David Brewer presenting team Newham with their certificates.

Lord Lieutenant Sir David Brewer presenting team Newham with their certificates.

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A fifteen-year-old student won a prize last week for building a working robot from scratch.

The Newham team with their prize-winning robot.The Newham team with their prize-winning robot.

Grebin Cherian, who attends St Bonaventure’s Roman Catholic School in Forest Gate, was in a team with three other teenagers from east London to take part in the Science and Technology finals competition hosted by Kings College, London on January 20.

They competed against six other teams from across the South East by designing, building, and programming a mobile Lego “mind storm” robot using light and sound sensors.

The team then had make a presentation to judges to explain the ideas behind their futuristic creation.

The robot won Grebin’s team an inscribed glass plaque presented to them by Lord Lieutenant Sir David Brewer who said he was very impressed with the quaity of the work produced.

Sinead Larkin, Design Technology teacher at St Bons who attended with the students, said: “I really hope their success encourages them and spurs them on to become even more creative.”


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