Reddford House teams win top spots in global robotics competition
13 SEPTEMBER 2021
“The best way to predict the future is to invent it,” said computer scientist Alan Kay – and Reddford House students are making great strides in the right direction. In the recent Global Inspired Builds Robotics 2021 competition hosted by Fulham House School in London, UK, two Reddford House Grade 7 teams from South Africa were placed in the top 5 winning positions.
A team comprising members from all three Reddford Schools in South Africa, called Inter-Reddford, and a team from Reddford House Blue Hills in Midrand, each produced a robot that complied with the competition’s focus, which this year was on ‘enabling movement’.
Of Inspired Education Group’s 70 schools worldwide, 15 entered the Inspired Builds competition, with judging criteria that included intelligent design, general appeal, innovation, and quality of programming. Competition organiser and Director of Digital Learning at Fulham School, Brendan O’Keeffe, said the competition produced a rich range of projects. “To have over a thousand participants from four continents was a brilliant opportunity for students...