Category: Pupil Achievements

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 Success

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 did extremely well taking 1st and 3rd places overall in the professional class they entered and winning a number of other prizes whilst they were there. They are now looking forward to the National Finals.

Well done Teams Overdrive & Concorde!

Review of AGS Colours

After pupils consultation the Colours Committee have updated the Colours Criteria and application process.  See power point below explaining the updates. A more detailed Colours Criteria can be found in the Pupils Achievements section of the website.

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OPITO Energise Your Future – Anagram Challenge winners

Well done to the following pupils who won the Anagram competition at the recent Opito Energise your future event.

Megan Munro

Caio Barbosa

Eden Shaw

Liam Smaaskjaer

Haydn Oliver

Dani Benny

The pupils were given letters for answering questions and taking part in demonstrations throughout the day. All the letters made an anagram and AGS pupils were the first to figure out what it was – FUTURE TALENT

All pupils received a £20 union square gift card.




Tomorrows Engineers Robotics Challenge

Well done to the following S1 & S2 pupils who won the Robot Design element of the Tomorrows Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge Lego Space Challenge Competition at Dundee & Angus College on the Thursday 16th February:

A great day was had by all!

Luke Abernethy KD10

Lewis Ford B10

Fergus Gault KD10

Philip Gibson M15

Donnie Scott 1KD1

AbdurRaafi Shaikh 1KD2

Sethen Velmurugan KD15

Robert Escott B1

Callum Brampton B12





Chloe Johnson (S6) – Film Making

Chloe’s film titled ‘Sam’, which was created as a part of the BFI Film Academy, won the Best Film in the Young-Adult Drama Live Action Category at the Scottish Youth Festival in Edinburgh 2016.The filmed tackled issues including stereotypes and acceptance.

Scottish School’s Swimming Medalists

Well done to 3 pupils who won medals at the Scottish School’s Swimming Championships 2017! Great effort from them and the others that competed at the championships.

Gaia Alcaras (S3)
Gold – 200m Individual Medley
Bronze – 100m Butterfly

Jack Watson (S6)
Silver – 200m Freestyle
Bronze – 400m Freestyle

Alice Alcaras (S5)
Bronze – 200m Freestyle

Shona Fraser (S6) – Volleyball

Congratulations to Shona Fraser for her selection to the Scotland Women’s Volleyball Team. Shona will travel to Ireland with the Senior Women’s squad to play Ireland and Northern Ireland. These will be her first caps at senior international level, which is a huge achievement for someone that is only 16! Shona will also be the first ever Aberdeen Grammar Pupil to win a senior cap in volleyball.