Students learn collaboration, teamwork at SVVSD robotics tournament

Sitting along with her team and the robot they built, Quinn Johnson, a fifth-grader from Prairie Ridge Elementary, said she learned some things during the construction process.

“Teamwork and patience,” she said.

Johnson’s team — dubbed Build to the Future — didn’t build the robot just for fun, though. They built it to compete in Saturday’s VEX IQ robotics tournament at Prairie Ridge Elementary School.

During the competition, 32 teams from six different St. Vrain Valley School District schools put their building, programming and remote-controlling skills to the test, with the ultimate goal of getting to the statewide competition in March.