Concluding a phenomenal season – national awards and beyond!
What a year it has been! Teams, we’re immensely proud of every single one of you for your commitment and dedication during the most tumultuous season ever experienced. Teachers and mentors, we cannot thank you enough for your adaptability and relentless support, making sure teams explore every learning opportunity. Partners, we’re humbled by your support […]
Think Award Winner — Team F.R.I.T.E.S.
About the team We have a very close-knit, motivated and involved team, with different but complementary profiles in programming, construction, design and communication. A good atmosphere and commitment resulted in a powerful synergy that pushed us to surpass ourselves, to dream big, and which finally led us to this success. In fact, it is by […]
Inspire Award Winner — Team GroundX
About the team Hi, we are GroundX. We are a group of 6th form students who are studying at Outwood Academy Newbold in Chesterfield. We started with the FIRST Tech Challenge UK last year and went on to win the regional Inspire Award! We were highly looking forward to London, but due to Covid, this […]
Motivate Award Winner — Team Binary Bots
About our team Hi! We’re Binary Bots 003 from London. We’ve been a FIRST Tech Challenge team in the UK for three years now, and we are passionate about robotics. Our team members come from a variety of backgrounds, but we all have one thing in common: our passion for STEM. All of our team […]
Collins Aerospace Innovate award winner — Team CalderDrones
About our team We’re a 10-person-strong team from Liverpool, UK, and we have a passion for robotics. We’ve put in hundreds of hours of work on our robot this year – every team member contributed in some way, shape or form to build our robot. How we worked together At the start of the season, […]
Connect Award Winner — Team Snapwire
About the team Team Snapwire is a group of 8 pupils in Year 8 at Perton Middle School. Our team is successful because we thrive on teamwork and we support each other in any way possible. We have always been upbeat even in the most perplexing times such as Coronavirus. Individually, our team all contributes […]
UK Remote Event 1: The results are in!
The first set of UK teams hit the Ultimate Goal game field last week, marking the first week of our UK remote competition season. Fired and ready to perform, 12 teams battled the 2 min. 30 sec. clock to wrack up as many points as possible and present to a panel of industry judges hoping […]
Helping you navigate the season ahead
Hey teams and Team Leads, this season kicked off with a rocky start and we appreciate you all for hanging in there! The government announced on 22 February that schools and colleges will reopen from 08 March at the earliest while the lockdown measures ease, so we wanted to share how we’re supporting your chosen […]
Watch The Download 2020-21 Kick-off edition
FIRST Tech Challenge UK is kicking off this season from 11-29 Jan 2021 with three flexible weeks for teams to share, connect and inspire each other as they get to grips with the Ultimate Goal. During Kick-off month your team can take part in anything from picking team roles to homing in on a game […]
Let’s get kick-off readyyy!
Teams, it’s time to launch! Suit up with the tools you need to jumpstart the season during Kick-off Month, Monday 11 – Friday 29 January 2021. While many of you are remote learning, we know it’s not the best start to the school term or season, but like true FIRST Tech Challenge UK teams, we’ll […]
Ideas to organise your team around Covid-19 safety measures
Hey teams and Team Leads, how’s it going? 👋 We’re seeing plenty of teams get creative with building a team and running sessions while protective measures are in place. Here’s a bunch of genius ideas that could help your team make a strong start this season. If you’re a team please ensure you continue to […]