Dalriada Robotics Club make it to TeenTech UK finals at the Royal Society London.

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Photo shows left to right, starting at back row: Ian Walker (Dalriada VP), Stephen Barr (ALMAC), Tim Gamble (Teacher), Thelma Wallace (Teacher), John Finlay (DUP)
Photo shows left to right, front show: Oliver Warke, Finlay Roulston, Andrew Mulholland, John Hope.

Dalriada robotics team were selected from over 350 schools across the UK for the TeenTech competition held at the Royal Society, London on 24th June. The event was open to those schools who could provide innovative technological solutions for the future and present to a panel of judges from several companies including Google and Airbus.

The two main sponsors were ALMAC and DUP and financial support was also received from Waterside Sports Coleraine, Gordon’s chemist and Mathewson’s chemist.

Although they were just beaten at the final post, the team were highly commended for their creations and ideas by many including James May (Top Gear) and Dallas Campbell (Bang goes the Theory). Prof Brian Cox was also a spectator and the pupils enjoyed having the limelight once again.

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Included in the photograph is James May with Dalriada Robotics Team. Special thanks to all the sponsors for making this trip possible and supporting the pupils all the way.

Also worth mentioning was the clubs recent success at the Young Innovators exhibition at the Odyssey Arena Belfast this month. Dalriada Robotics scooped up four awards at the event run by Sentinus. They received awards for best use of Electronics, best use of ICT, most innovative concept and the ‘big bang’ prize granting entry into the UK final at NEC Birmingham next year.

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Dalriada receiving prizes from Mr Jim Stewart President of Sentinus.