Over the past 18 months, students from The John Warner School in Hoddesdon have been part of a global robotics competition called VEX, in which they have so far managed to win 2 local competitions including best design, competed nationally where they have won both the design and excellence award and internationally in California where they came second to a US Navy sponsored team and collected the Judges Engineering Award.

10,000 schools compete in these awards internationally ranging from the USA to China and the students have managed to compete at all stages and are the only UK school representative at the VEX World Finals.

Stuart Higham, Subject Leader for Engineering at the school said, "I would like to emphasise how important I feel Engineering, Maths, Science and Technology are in our current economic climate, and VEX promoted all these areas whilst allowing students the freedom to express their imagination and initiative"
 
The students have also been working on a website to promote their success and achievements which you can see at www.robots-3116.johnwarner.org.uk and you can sign up to their newsletter to be kept in touch with developments.

Work is currently underway for the London competition in October 2012 and if you would like to work with the students to support this scheme in the form of sponsorship or donations you can do so either through the Paypal link on their website or by emailing Stuart Higham at sch@johnwarner.herts.sch.uk