Welcome from our Award-Winning fernDOWNLOAD Robotics Club

Now into our second year, fernDOWNLOAD ROBOTICS is bigger and stronger than ever. Our club takes part in the international FIRST TECH CHALLENGE where we build robots, help our community and inspire the next generation of engineers.

In our rookie season last year one of our teams became Regional Champions and our club won the CONNECT Award for our community work and outreach. Though this new season will be different in the current circumstances we aim to do even better this year with new members and a further team. We look forward to the virtual and remote challenges as well as getting our robots on the field!

As a FIRST TECH CHALLENGE Champion School, we aim to engage new local schools in the competition and help even more young people become #morethanrobots!

Our Teams for this FTC Season

South West Regional Connect Award Winners 2020

South West Regional Champions 2020

Introducing the 20/21 Season: ULTIMATE GOAL

FIRST Tech Challenge UK Season 2019/20

This season, teams of young people aged 12-18 design, build and programme a robot to complete a Star Wars-themed challenge: SKYSTONETM. By May 2020, up to 2,000 young people will compete at London’s Copper Box Arena with five teams progressing to represent the UK at the FIRST World Championships in Detroit, USA. See the video here for details.

UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC THIS SEASON WAS CANCELLED. OUR THOUGHTS GO TO OTHERS IN THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO COMING BACK EVEN STRONGER NEXT SEASON AS WE ARE #MORETHANROBOTS

Skystone Arena Visit

We were fortunate enough to be leant a game field for a few days in November.

 

Watch some of our team put it up.

Contact

fernDOWNLOAD | Extra-Curricular STEM & Outreach

Ferndown Upper School

Cherry Grove

Ferndown

BH22 9EY

@ferndownrobots

@ferndownlego

ferndownloadrobotics@fernup.dorset.sch.uk

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