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DBS students win awards in VEX IQ Robotics World Championships 2023

Bangkok, Thailand – DBS Prep and Senior School Robotics teams have achieved remarkable success at the VEX IQ Robotics World Championships 2023 in Texas. The competition brought together some of the brightest young minds from around the world to showcase their innovative creations and problem-solving abilities. Three teams from DBS were among the qualified teams, and two of them went on to win the Create Award and the Judges Award.


DBS students have once again made their school proud by emerging victorious at the VEX IQ Robotics World Championships 2023. The competition, held from April 28 to May 4, 2023, in Texas, USA, saw over 14,000 teams from around the world competing for a chance to showcase their talents. The DBS team’s victory is a testament to their exceptional talent and hard work, and is sure to inspire future generations of students to pursue their dreams and aspirations.


“The Bs,” one of DBS’s middle school teams, consisting of Earth, Palm, Pump, Sheik, and TK, won the Create Award in their division for their ambitious and innovative approaches to solving the game challenge. The elementary school team, “The Meekanisms,” composed of Jani, Lene, Puth, and Chann, won the Judges award for their division, recognising their excellent teamwork, exemplary effort, and perseverance at the event.

The students have worked incredibly hard and their dedication has paid off. They should be proud of their achievements on the world stage. In our technologically advanced society, the skills that they have gained through VEX robotics will ensure they are well equipped for the future,” expressed Mrs Jodi Steans, Head of English at DBS Denla British School,  who accompanied students on the trip.


The competition required students to form alliances with other teams to increase point values in different segments. In addition to completing the challenge with alliance teams, students participated in skills challenges and autonomous challenges. All teams from DBS were also selected to participate in the Judges interview, showcasing their high level of skill and proficiency across the school.

The preparations for the VEX Robotics competition began at the start of the ASA (After School Activities) program and culminated in almost a year of hard work. At the beginning of the year, students were issued a challenge and had to work hard to create a robot to complete that challenge. The students built and programmed their robots to complete the challenge, and during the design and build process, they maintained an engineering notebook detailing the process. Additionally, students had to drive the robot to ensure it could perform the challenge.

DBS is a leading educational institution in Thailand, providing students with a holistic education that focuses on academic excellence and personal growth. The school has a strong reputation for its commitment to fostering innovation, creativity, and critical thinking skills among its students.

The school has been a strong supporter of the students, providing them with the resources and mentorship needed to develop their skills and pursue their passion for robotics. The students’ success is a testament to the dedication and hard work of the school’s staff and students, who have worked tirelessly to achieve this prestigious recognition.

It has been a privilege to support the students on their journey to Dallas. Building on the success gained at the Thailand National Competition the students have worked tirelessly to improve their robot designs, driving skills and game strategies.  Participating at the World Championships has enabled students to expand their technical and interpersonal skills and compete at the highest level whilst forging new relationships with students from across the globe,” commented Mr Andy Hall, the Robotics Coach at DBS Denla British School.

Speaking about their win, the DBS students expressed their excitement and gratitude for the opportunity to participate in the competition. They praised the support of their school and mentors, and highlighted the importance of teamwork and collaboration in achieving success. 

This is the first year that students from DBS have physically attended the World Championships after competing online for the World Championships last year. The students’ victory at the VEX IQ Robotics World Championships 2023 is a testament to the exceptional education provided by DBS and the dedication and hard work of its students. The school administration, teachers, and parents alike are extremely proud of the students’ achievements, and we look forward to further successes from DBS in the future. Congratulations to all DBS students who participated in the VEX IQ Robotics World Championships 2023!

“The students have been able to acquire invaluable knowledge and expertise through their participation in the competition, which will undoubtedly prove to be beneficial to them in their future endeavours,” added Mr Jonny Liddell, Headmaster of DBS Denla British School.