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Robots Invade Adam Smith College Techno Games Championship

Robots invaded Adam Smith College recently to the delight of over 100 primary school pupils ready to compete in the annual Techno Games Championship.
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Techno Championships - Robot Football

The event held at the College’s St Brycedale Campus, which is sponsored by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Raytheon, aims to get young people interested in the world of engineering through the fun aspect of robots.

As in previous years there were three main categories in the competition the ‘assault course’, ‘football’ and ‘sumo’.  The winning schools were Park Road Primary for the football challenge, Coaltown of Balgonie for the Sumo challenge and Strathallan Primary for the assault course.

Bill Hutchison, Lecturer at Adam Smith College, said: “Techno Games continues to grow in popularity every year! This year’s event has been a huge success and I hope it has given the pupils a taste of what the world of science and engineering has to offer.  We were pleased to welcome Dr Carol Marsh and Naomi Mitchison from IET and Karen Ritchie from The Hydrogen Office as well as helpers from our Young Engineers and Science Clubs. Working in partnership we can capitalise on the amazing interest children now have in science and technology.”

Dr Carol Marsh from IET said: “The Institution of Engineering and Technology is delighted to be sponsoring Techno Games again this year, as well as being an extremely educational event it’s also lots of fun for all involved – who knew so many different designs could be created from a single piece of cardboard! Events such as these are key to helping inspire our young people to become great engineers and technologists of the future.”

Techno Games is just one of a range of activities Adam Smith College has been involved with recently to help encourage more people into technology, science and engineering. Visit the College website for further information on the range of engineering courses available.​

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Coaltown of Balgonie - Winners of "The Sumo Challenge" (Thomas Dolatowski, Cameron Ross, Kieran Baird, Rachel MacKenzie)
school pupils with prizes smiling at camera
Strathallan Primary School - Winners of the "Assault Course Challenge" (Struan Grieve, Jack Farley, Theo Goodfellow, Sam Curran)
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Park Road Primary School - Winners of the "Football Challenge" (Finlay Charleson, Georgia Holland, Adam Sinclair, Andrew Cope)
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