The London High School Robo Raiders competed in the National Robotics Challenge held last week at the Marion County Fairgrounds. The was the first in-person competition for the team since the pandemic began and the team was anxious to compete.
Led by LHS Teacher Zach Freer, students competed in several unique robotics competitions. Each competition required students to design, code, and operate their robots in order to solve a variety of tasks in different environments. The Robo Raiders faired best in the Robo Hockey competition, advancing several rounds before finally being eliminated. The team is looking to enhance its competitive advantage by 3D printing its own replacement parts and adding additional competition next year.
London supports Robotics teams at both London Middle School and London High School in order to build technical skills and reinforce Portrait of Graduate skills like communication, flexibility, and creative and critical thinking. District teams are supported by instruction during the school day and opportunities to practice and compete after school.