BT Young Scientist
On Friday, 12th of January, some of the TY students went alongside the First Year group to the BT Young Scientist held in the RDS. The pupils had roughly two hours to roam the stadium and view the exhibitions and projects created by adolescents their own age. Many of the class agreed that the ‘Robot Battle’ was the best attraction on offer. The show consisted of ‘Alex the Robot’ alongside the other judges ‘The Darlex’ and ‘R2D2’. In the arena were different robots created by members of staff. Two teams would go head to head and the aim was to destroy the opponent. ‘Thunder Child’ seemed to be the crowd's favourite. There were no opportunities to waste as there were simulators, demonstrations and food stalls filling an entire hall. At the end of the day the students were glad they participated and gained a broader knowledge of the scientific industry.