Scientists bring Robot Wars to Dagenham school

PUBLISHED: 13:47 09 July 2015 | UPDATED: 13:54 09 July 2015

Rachel William and Charlie Hyde, both 12, learn how to make robots at Dagenham Park Church of England School

Rachel William and Charlie Hyde, both 12, learn how to make robots at Dagenham Park Church of England School


Robot Wars came to automated life at a Dagenham school earlier this week – putting a new spark into the study of science.

Pupils learnt how to make robots with visiting Polish scientistsPupils learnt how to make robots with visiting Polish scientists

Over two days, the entire Year 7 cohort at Dagenham Park Church of England School took part in a robotics workshop.

Led by Polish scientists at Newham-based company RoboLabs, the students created robots out of lego and programmed them to seek out a fellow automaton, and use their motorised arms to attack one another.

“It was interesting and surprisingly fun, because I didn’t expect the robots to actually fight,” said Year 7 pupil Ivan. “I want to do it again!”

“It was exciting,” added Amith. “It was the first time and I didn’t know what to do. I enjoyed it.”

RoboLabs run after-school clubs and birthday parties as well as school workshops. To find out more, go to

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