About us

Established in September 2019, fernDOWNLOAD Robotics is a STEM club with a difference.

Run completely by staff volunteers, the club provides opportunities for young people to get involved in a range of activities that gets them engaged with mechanical and digital engineering.

The students take part in the International FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition, which annually gives them a challenge to design, build and use a robot in regional, national and if successful world level competitions.

In our Rookie Season this year, students have exceeded expectations by not only winning "The Connect Award" for our South West Region but also with one of our two teams being part of the Winning Alliance, coming first place in the regional finals held in Bristol in January 2020. We are now preparing for our first ever attempt at the UK Finals held at the Olympic Park in March.

Our club fully embraces the FIRST ethos of "More than Robots". We take the opportunity to not only enhance our students' leadership, team-working and engineering skills but to also benefit the wider community in a range of student driven projects.

Our club is predominantly made up of female participants, who are under represented in the engineering field country and world wide. We aim to inspire, educate and develop our young people into pursuing careers in engineering as part of our core mission of "Engineering Future Innovators".

We rely on external funding for our equipment, facilities and events. If you want to be part of our story either by offering expertise, donating time, equipment or sponsoring us please contact us on the details below.


fernDOWNLOAD Robotics & STEM Outreach

Ferndown Upper School

Cherry Grove


BH22 9EY



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