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On Sunday, a group of our enthusiastic students (accompanied by Dr Concannon and Mr Ward) took six Lego Mindstorms robotics kits to the annual science festival Bang Goes the Borders at St. Mary’s School in Melrose.

As one of the presenting schools our team lead the Sunken Treasure challenge, tasking pupils to navigate robots through a series of mazes to find the sunken treasure. The festival was fantastically attended, with around 130 children (including one or two very excited parents) having a wonderful time piloting the robots.

We would like to extend our thanks to all those at St. Mary’s School for hosting us and we hope that our challenge left people with a greater appreciation for science and technology.

Well done to Beth N, Eric T, Christian H and Yoko N for your hard work on the day!