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Matilda, Adam, Chloe, Thomas, Beth, Mason, Amelia and Connor had an enjoyable and rewarding day when met and worked alongside one of the UK’s leading Roboteers Ian Bolwright who, designs and makes fighting robots for the BBC TV series Robot Wars. Working in teams the children made a Kbot vehicle and then modified it to complete a number of different challenges: Skittles, British Bulldog, The Bridge of Doom and Sumo battle. In the process they learnt about the uses and problems with friction, how they could use gearing to increase speed or torque and how to apply leverage or weight distribution to get the best results. At the end of the day the children took part in a competition to be Kbot champions. Well done to Connor and Adam who were runners up in the challenge!

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