Haydock High were invited to take part in the 'Make It Work Robotics Challenge' in the Liverpool Exhibition Centre as St Helens Heat Winners.
Students were tasked with building a robot to pick up tennis balls and compete against other teams across Merseyside. The team of four showed excellent team work skills, along with brilliant engineering, to construct a robust robot to compete.
The team performed really well with three wins and a narrow defeat, showing great composure and nerve, maintaining and repairing their robot during matches and in between heats.
Haydock finished top of their league and progressed into the semi final. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be, with the robot struggling to perform to its previous levels, we fell just short to the eventual runners up, Mosslands.
The students all enjoyed the event and it provided a great insight into how engineering and computer science is being used in industry.
At Haydock High School our mission is to care for and support
each student so that they fulfil their potential, make outstanding progress and become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. We will be relentless in developing our skills, and work with our parents, Governors and wider partners to ensure that every student is known, contributes to our community and is
fulfilled in achieving their ambitions.
The pace of curriculum change continues to accelerate, for example introducing a more flexible Key Stage 3. Our constant planning offers confidence for successful delivery and assessment of these areas.
Over the last few years we have been successful in achieving Sportsmark, Investors in People, Artsmark, Careers and Guidance and Healthy Schools accreditation. We were also awarded the accolade of a ‘Get Set’ school in the run-up to the 2012 London Olympics.
We take great pride in serving the needs of our students and are dedicated to each and every one of them making outstanding progress in their time at our school. To this end, we undertake a significant commitment and interest in them as individuals so that we can most effectively meet their specific needs. This care for their achievement means we have the very highest expectations of their attendance, respect for the school and our ethos, behaviour, happiness, fulfilment and academic progress.
Facilities With a £250,000 refurbishment in 2006, the PE department and Leisure Centre were refurbished to accommodate more people and classes, offering a wide range of activities to students and the wider community. The changing rooms are of a high standard with disabled access, automatic showers and private cubicles. Sports Hall The Sports Hall can accommodate the following: 5 a side football, whole Sports Hall Cricket, whole Sports Hall Badminton, whole or half Sports Hall Keep Fit and much more.