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VEX Robotics Launch Day

To book – Please contact me or Leanne Mee if you would like to attend.

‘VEX Robotics Launch Event’
Launch date: Monday 8th July, 2024
Venue: Madeley Academy, Castlefields Way, Madeley, Telford, Castlefields Way,
Telford TF7 5FB
Time: 9.00am – 3:00pm
The VEX Robotics Launch event is designed for each school to bring along 4 students who will work as a team on the day to be taught the skills needed to access the
challenge and they will get a practice in the arena. Our goal is to get one of our local schools to compete at the nationals in Telford.

Times Sessions
9.00am – 9.20am Arrival and welcome
– Dr Constandinou – Williams – Madeley Academy
– Paul McKnight – VEX Robotics
– Leanne Mee – In-Comm Training

9.20am – 9.40am Introduction to ‘VEX Robotics
– Format of the challenge
– Regional finals
– National and international finals

9.40am – 10.30am Session 1 – Building your robot
– How to use the VEX Robotics resources to build a robot with
your kit

10.30am – 10.45am Break

10.45am – 12.00pm Session 2 – Driving and automating your robot
– Practice your driving skills
– How to use the coding software to programme your robot
– Practice on the mats

12:30pm – 1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm – 1:30pm Session 3 – The Challenge
– Introduction to your challenge
– Practice your driving and coding

1.30pm – 2.30pm Session 4 – Competition begins
– Teams to compete against each other in the arena

2:30pm – 2:45pm
Format for delivery back at school
– Team formation
– Software and Hardware
– Sign ups

2:45 pm – 3:00pm
Question and Answer
Network with other colleagues

When you arrive at the Madeley Academy
A reminder of what you need to bring:
– All staff and students will need to bring their own lunch
– All staff and students will need to bring their own devices with the
following Silhouette Studio software downloaded: For further details about VEX Robotics please follow the link to the website:

What Schools Say About Us

Being part of the Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Careers Hub has been pivotal to the development of careers provision in our school. The Hub have shared good practice across their members resulting in a stronger focus on good quality provision. The annual event enabled the hub to share their vision of School Improvement Through The Lens of Careers and looking beyond the Benchmarks. It was a fantastic opportunity to share different models of school improvement and strategies to further develop careers provision to enhance the future opportunities of our young people.

Mrs A Spencer, John Taylor High School

What Businesses Say About Us

It it superb to be able to speak with local schools, colleges, and businesses in Stoke and Staffs and show how important the partnerships are to bring the skills of the future. Educating those who educate the ones shaping the aspirations of young people is essential for the industry to grow and be more sustainable.”

Alison Tucker, St Modwen