Manor Park school teams wins government award in science and technology challenge national finals
- Credit: Archant
A team of young engineers from a Manor Park school received a government award for their performance in a national science and technology competition.
Dersi_Coders from Dersingham Primary School achieved the HM Government Award for Insight into Learning at the First Lego League national finals in Bristol.
The competition for nine to 16-year-olds tasks teams to build a robot, to tackle a series of missions and create an innovative solution to a real-world problem.
This year's challenge was about observing how cities and buildings grow, thrive, and change.
Dersi_Coders won the Newham regional final to progress to the national event, which involved around 500 young people demonstrating their skills in robotics, computer programming, teamwork, research, problem solving and communication.
You may also want to watch:
Team member Lainley, 10, said: "We worked so hard to get there and the experience is unforgettable."
Team coach Charlotte added: "Not only did they further their knowledge of coding and technology, but their confidence, perseverance and friendships have all developed immensely."
- 1 Rumours over empty Stratford estate homes quashed in meeting
- 2 Vandal targets St Antony statue outside church in Forest Gate
- 3 Architects awarded £300K contract for Stratford Station makeover
- 4 Ex-police officer among group jailed for £850k intercept from rival gangs
- 5 Family of man who died after attack in Canning Town pays tribute to a 'loving, generous' father
- 6 Flights from London City Airport to Switzerland resume as hub readies for return to international travel
- 7 Blaze under control at block of flats being built in Canning Town
- 8 Kenny Jackett emerges as odds-on favourite for Leyton Orient job
- 9 'Petrified' cat reunited with kittens after 'pursuit' in Canning Town
- 10 Newham saw no deaths from Covid-19 at the end of April, figures show