HBS Robotics Students invited to House of Commons


On Tuesday we were delighted to attend an evening at the House of Commons on the invite of ABB (a global robotics company). The evening was to promote Engineering and Technical Design skills in order to help start to bridge the UK skills gap and to discuss the ‘4th Industrial Revolution’. Many MPs and Ministers were in attendance and we were pleased to be the only school in the UK to be invited. Our Year 12 team ‘HBS The Purge’ were chosen to represent the club and the school and spent the evening discussing their projects with many of the guests. During the key note speech the ABB Managing Director spent a significant amount of time talking about the achievements of HBS Robotics and the fantastic opportunities it has offered. When you consider all of the other important discussion points it was lovely to see such dedication to our cause. Aashi, Solace and Aman from Year 12 did a fantastic job of promoting robotics education and were superb ambassadors for the school. We are very proud of them!

A Duffey

After the event, an email was sent to the school by Sir Peter Bottomley MP, which read: "At the ABB reception this evening by the Terrace of the House of Commons, it was good to be shown the grabber/ crane designed and built by the HB students. It was impressive and so were they."

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