What each team received

VEX IQ Challenge Team Grant

The successful VEX IQ Challenge grant recipients received everything needed to enter a team and compete in the 2015 - 2016 competition - VEX IQ Challenge Bank Shot.

The grant consisted of....

  • A VEX IQ Super Kit (pictured)
  • A VEX IQ Competition Add On Kit
  • A ROBOTC single seat programming software licence
  • Team Registration for the 2015 - 2016 Season
  • Two entries for the Silver CREST Award

This represents over £500 of equipment and software!

The VEX IQ Challenge is ideal for students in Years 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 crossing both Primary and early Secondary.

VEX Robotics Competition Team Grant

The successful VEX Robotics Competition grant recipients received everything needed to enter a team and compete in the 2015 - 2016 challenge - VEX Robotics Competition Nothing But Net.

The grant consisted of...

  • A VEX EDR Super Kit (pictured)
  • An aluminium structure kit
  • A Partner Joystick, batteries and cable
  • A ROBOTC single seat programming software licence
  • A performance tool kit
  • Team Registration for the 2015 - 2016 Season
  • Two entries for the Silver CREST Award

This represents over £1000 of equipment and software!

The VEX Robotics Competition is ideal for students in Years 7 through to 13 covering all of Secondary.

Team Registration for the 2016 - 2017 Season was not part of the grant, so was the only on-cost involved in the application.


The grant included the paid application for two students submitting towards their Bronze or Silver level award - dependent on age.

CREST is an easy-to-run STEM enrichment scheme in the UK, endorsed by UCAS for use in personal
statements. It allows 11-19 year olds to build skills and demonstrate personal achievement in
creative STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) project work supporting their
curriculum-based learning. CREST is run by the British Science Association, accredits over 35 other
national schemes and offers tangible benefits to both students and teachers. CREST Awards can
now also be used toward a 'skill' section in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme at the
                                                                corresponding level. Find out more at: www.britishscienceassociation.org/crest


Training Sessions for all teachers took place during September as schools returned after the summer break. Teachers from each successful school attended expert training from VEX Robotics in the use of the hardware, software and getting started in competitive robotics. Images from training sessions were posted to our Twitter account - @GirlsIntoSTEM