Enter our School Robot Competition for a chance to win amazing prizes for you and your class!

Can your class master Mars?

Do you have what it takes to design a robot to explore exciting space terrains?

Design a robot with your class in our robot-building competition for a chance to win big for your school. Our amazing list of prizes includes a free trip to London to attend the International Robotics Showcase in June, and a MiRo-E Robot for your class!

To enter school groups must create virtual robots that can move across challenging space environments and complete a range of tasks. You can enter using the Twinkl Robotics augmented reality app or online.

The free augmented reality app is available to download on the Apple App Store and Google Play, and the web-based version is available online. The competition aims to help school children to boost their team building, science and coding skills whilst learning about the exciting world of robotics.

Will your class be up to the challenge?

About the School Robot Competition

Anybody can download and play with the Twinkl app, but the competition is open to school groups aged between 8 and 14 years.

The competition opens for entries on Thursday  13th February 2020 and you will have until the Friday 23rd October 2020 to design, test and submit your robot.

Download the App

This first of its kind educational game uses the latest AR technology to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning objectives and making use of programmable features!

Recommended age: 8+
This app is developed for Key Stage 1 (and above) ages, and aligned to the STEM English national curriculum.


  • Overall winner
    • MiRo-E Robot (contributed by Consequential Robotics)
    • Free travel and tickets to the award ceremony at the International Robotics Showcase in London in June (contributed by the UK-RAS Network)
    • 3D-printed model of your design for each team member (contributed by AMRC)
  • Judges choice winners
    • A MakeBlock mBot Ranger 3-in-1 for each member of the team (contributed by Pipebots)
    • A Littlebits Space Rover Inventor Kit  for each member of the team (contributed by Brains-on-Board)
    • Lego Mindstorms robotics kit and software for your class (contributed by FAIR-SPACE)
    • A Robotics and AI masterclass and tour of 1000sm Extreme Robotics Lab for your class, plus 2 EV3 Robot Systems (contribute by NCNR)
    • A Lego EV3 education kit and mat with challenges from this year’s Lego League competition (contributed by RAIN)

Entry Criteria

  1. The School Robot Competition is open to groups of 3 – 5 school students.
  2. The competition is open to 8 to 14-year-olds. All group members must be within this age range to enter.
  3. All group members must be registered pupils at the same UK school.
  4. Schools must register on the app before contestants can create group entries.


  • Dr Jordan Boyle
  • Prof Rustam Stolkin
  • Prof James Marshall
  • Dr Richard Gillham Darnley
  • TBC

Competition Dates

  • Opens for entries: 13th February 2020
  • Deadline for entries: 23rd October 2020
  • Winners notified: TBC
  • Award ceremony: TBC