Students take part in the International FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition, which annually gives them a challenge to design, build and use a robot in regional, national and if successful world level competitions.
In our Rookie Season 2019/20, students exceeded expectations by not only winning "The Connect Award" for our South West Region (for STEM outreach in the community) but also with one of our two teams being part of the Winning Alliance, coming first place in the regional finals held in Bristol in January 2020.
Our club fully embraces the FIRST ethos of #morethanrobots. We take the opportunity to not only enhance our students' leadership, team-working and engineering skills but to also benefit the wider community in a range of student driven projects. See our fernOUTREACH page for more details: CLICK HERE
Our club is predominantly made up of female participants, who are underrepresented in the engineering field country and world wide. We aim to inspire, educate and develop our young people into pursuing careers in engineering as part of our core mission of "Engineering Future Innovators". From September 2020 we have 30 girls will be participating and aim to grow even bigger!
Our students develop a range of skills that apply in the engineering world and beyond, including:
We rely on external funding for our equipment and facilities to support our students. To find out more about our work and how we make our students #morethanrobots head to our website: https://www.ferndownload.org/