Free robotics event in Hatfield this weekend

PUBLISHED: 15:53 22 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:57 23 November 2017

Beth Thomas, 8 and Emily Duffey, 8 with their robot which they are entering into a competition.

Beth Thomas, 8 and Emily Duffey, 8 with their robot which they are entering into a competition.

Danny Loo Photography 2016

Nearly 50 teams will be battling it out with their robots in Hatfield on Sunday in a bid to make it to the final of a national competition.

The 48 robotics teams are battling it out at Hertfordshire Sports Village for the title of ‘Regional Champions’ to earn a place at the UK National Vex Robotics final.

The event, which runs from 9am until 4pm, will be packed with competitive matches and teamwork challenges.

The Microbots team, that consists of Beth Thomas, nine, and Emily Duffey, 10, both from Welwyn Garden City, will be competing at the primary school age level with their robot.

Beth’s dad Andy Thomas, said: “It will be a great day full of exciting competition but also a celebration of the creative and technical ability of the next generation of technical designers and engineers.

“The event really will be unlike any Vex Robotics regional competition and will hopefully encourage more young people to get involved.”

The event, which was organised by the Microbots, is free to attend.

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