Once again ‘Inspired Builds 2022’, an inter-school technology challenge bringing together Inspired students from around the world, has seen Reddford House students making great strides in the right direction as podium finishers with their entry.
This year’s competition – entitled “Enabling Movement” and led by St. Louis School of Milan, Italy – invited Inspired students from schools all over the world from ages 7 to 13 to make machines that enable movement using innovative coding and creative design. The Reddford House students once again jumped at the opportunity to show their creativity and ingenuity through the use of machine technology in this competition which is designed to highlight the best of Inspired Schools’ student robotics talent across 22 countries, spanning five continents.
“The standard of entries this year was incredibly high, with students demonstrating their knowledge and skills in this STEM competition. Our students’ winning entry demonstrated their ability to code and intelligently design the robot to move in different directions,” commented Zain Strydom, Head of Campus at Reddford House Blue Hills.
Inspired Schools across the globe have proven to be highly innovative. The podium winners made robots that are superior in four categories:
- Intelligent Design
- Programming Quality
- General Appeal
The Inspired Builds 2022 Global Robotics competition winners from Reddford House Blue Hills 2022 (in the category 11-12 years of age) was an all-girls team made up of Bontle Ngoasheng, Alishia Naidoo, and Shalom Halata.
Reddford House Blue Hills is proud of its winning team of students competing in the Senior Preparatory category. Strydom continued: “We could not be prouder of the dedication and hard work of our robotics team members and teachers, which resulted in our second international win in the Inspired Builds competition. As we continue to invest in robotics and coding projects, our students learn how to build robots and programmes, code, grasp a solid math and science foundation, and build collaborative and leadership skills. These are all the necessary ingredients for a highly successful future career.”
This is not the first time Reddford House students have dominated in the Global Inspired Builds Robotics competition on a global platform. In 2021 when the competition was 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. Students came from all three of the Reddford House schools in South Africa (Reddford House Northcliff, Reddford House Blue Hills in Midrand, and Reddford House The Hills, Pretoria East.)
The global competition is in line with Inspired’s educational approach that’s based on lateral thinking, comprehension, and the innovative application of skills and concepts, all of which encompass empowering students to build successful careers in the fast-growing and crucially important STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) sectors, and thrive in a fast-changing information-driven and digital world.