Four pupils from Year 9, Tarun, Hemang, Rishab and Yash, boarded a train for Coventry to take part in the VEX IQ robotics competition against other schools from across the country. The long journey was well worth it, though, with the pupils winning the competition outright and qualifying for the nationals in the process!
It came down to the final game to get the win where we won with a score of 57, working collaboratively with a team from King Henry VIII School to get the win.
This has been made possible thanks to the support of the 1876 Fund, enabling the purchase of robots and entry into the competition.
The John Lyon team also received both the ‘teamwork’ and ‘excellence’ awards. It was very successful tournament and shows that robotics and the school’s STEAM provision are only going from strength to strength. Congratulations to our pupils – we wish them the very best for the national competition.