Design a helpful robot!




Congratulations to all the entries but especially the winners from Reid Street Primary School who have won a science party for their class!

There were some fantastic entries including drawings, models and even animations!


Darlington Credit Union challenged the town's school children to crack a code delivered in a confidential dossier and then use that information to find out the mission.

The mission they needed to complete was designing a helpful robot which can make a difference to the community.

Entries have flown in from schools across Darlington and they will all be on display in the Dolphin Centre for the public to vote on from Friday 8th July till noon on Saturday 9th July with the winning entry received an interactive science party!

Tony Brockley, Darlington Credit Union chief executive, said: “STEM subjects are becoming increasingly popular and significant in today’s age, so the competition is a great way to get schoolchildren involved in a fun, yet educational, initiative with an emphasis on science and creative thinking.

“In July, Darlington will be enjoying a celebration of everything that is ingenious about the town and Darlington Credit Union wanted to play its part in getting people involved. By using our connections with the primary schools involved in our Young Savers’ Scheme, we came up with the idea of hosting a competition and based it on the theme of the weekend.

"As the public will decide the outcome of the competition, I would urge people to come down and support our town’s schools and their pupils, as well as this fantastic initiative.

"I am excited for the event and would like to wish everyone the very best of luck in the competition."