Category: AGS Young Engineers

Tomorrows Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge

A group of S1 pupils as part of the Young Engineers Club extra-curricular activities participated in the regional final of the Tomorrows Engineers EEP Robotics Lego Challenge. This has involved working in a team on a variety of activities in school to produce a working robot they had to programme to complete a series of tasks. A small group of senior pupils have also were been involved in mentoring them through the various challenges and accompanied them.  The regional final took place  Wednesday 19th of February at Leuchars Station, St. Andrews where they also got a tour of the facilities by Army personnel.

The competition involved the team completing the following:

  • Speed and Control Challenge – you will have two turns which take up to 2 minutes each.
  • 3-5-minute presentation about an environmental project.
  • Solutions to as many of the 7 tasks on the mat as possible.
  • Pointers the pupils were encouraged to talk about – the parts, the programming, the sensors, what the pupils found out and any mistakes or challenges they had learnt from.

Rampaging Chariots Robotic Games 2019

On Saturday 1st of June four AGS Young Engineers travelled down to Edinburgh to compete in this year’s Scottish Robotic Games. The pupils did extremely well for their first completion and came four out of forty robots in one element of the competition and into the quarter finals of another. They did themselves and the school proud.

This event was hosted by Leonardo, Crewe Toll, Edinburgh. Leonardo is one of the UK’s leading aerospace companies and one of biggest suppliers of defence and security equipment to the UK MoD. The pupils were given a tour of the factory where they are producing the most up-to-date radar systems.

The Rampaging Chariot is a powerful, radio controlled featherweight sporting robot that is used by schools and youth groups to compete in a tournament to determine the Robotic Games Champion. It is a project aimed at interesting young people in engineering organised by the Rampaging Chariots Guild.

The pupils received the robot as a free kit and the team had to build it and test it (this takes about 12 hours work). Pupils can then design unique bodywork and think of ideas to improve its performance.

Schools Young Engineer & Scientist Clubs and Air Cadet teams battle it out in Football, Sumo, Assault Course and Tug-of-War for the Scottish Grand Champion trophy.

This engineering challenge can teach:

  • Design and Technology
  • Wood and metal working skills
  • Basic electronic engineering
  • Electrical skills
  • Radio control
  • Design

The aims of the project are to get young people interested in engineering and to study science based subjects at school and university.





F1 in Schools

F1 in Schools

AGS Young Engineers F1 in Schools pupils entered two teams into the Scottish Regional Finals held at Inveralmond Community High School in Livingston. Both teams got through to the National Finals held at the Airbus wing factory in Chester.

Both teams did extremely well in the Final with Team Overdrive taking the Scottish Champions prize in 8th place out of 28 in their class. This means that Team Overdrive will be entered into the world final. Team Regalia were commended on their Folio by the judges. Both teams did them selves proud and represented AGS extremely well.