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 Elementary Schools Compete in VEX Robotics Competition

Over 120 students representing twelve Catholic Elementary Schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford competed in a VEX Robotics competition at Saint Bridget School, Cheshire on April 30, 2022. Student teams designed and built robots and then worked together with other school teams to strategize the best way to collect points in one-minute rounds. In addition to advancing students STEM learning, this competition exposed them to effective communion, collaboration, and time-management skills in an fast-paced and purposeful way.  

Participating schools included:

  • Saint Bridget - Cheshire
  • Saint Mary - Simsbury
  • Saint Lawrence – West Haven
  • Saint James - Manchester
  • Assumption - Ansonia
  • Corpus Christi - Wethersfield
  • East Shoreline Catholic Academy - Branford
  • Saint Mary - Milford
  • Saint John Paul the Great Academy - Torrington
  • Catholic Academy of Waterbury - Waterbury
  • Saint Rita - Hamden
  • Saint Paul - Kensington 

About VEX Robotics:

All students are natural scientists and engineers. They love to question, tinker, experiment and play. VEX competitions foster these skills and capitalize on the motivational effects of competitions and robotics to help all students create an identity as a STEM learner. The VEX Robotics competition prepares students to become future innovators with 95% of participants reporting an increased interest in STEM subject areas and pursuing STEM-related careers. 

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