A team of students at St Christopher School in Letchworth has won the Design Award at the VEX Robotics UK National Championship 2024, and has now qualified for the world championship in Texas.

The team of seven Year 11 students competed against 63 other teams from around the country, with each team having won a regional event to qualify.

The world championship will be a three-day event in April, with more than 800 teams from around the world competing. 

The Comet: Working on the robot.Working on the robot. (Image: St Christopher School)

Jonah, the team's head builder, said: "I'm really excited about attending the world championship. We're mostly going for the experience. It's going to be really interesting to meet and watch the best teams in the world."

Daniel, the team's lead programmer, said: "I'm looking forward to the steep competition that the world championship will offer, as well as the fact that so many amazing teams will be there to learn from."

The Comet: The team competing.The team competing. (Image: St Christopher School)

Integral to the team's success at the national championship was their engineering notebook that was compiled by student Sam. He said: "I catalogued the design process and considered a lot of different designs for our robot."

The judges at the national event were especially impressed by the team's engineering notebook, saying: "This team's passion, ambition and tenacity comes through on every page."