FHS student builds mini arcade cabinet

June 22 2017

Toby Maddix, a Year 7 student at Fairfield High School (FHS) has helped build a programmable mini arcade cabinet, which will shortly be donated to FHS and used by hundreds of students at the school.

Toby Maddix, a Year 7 student at Fairfield High School (FHS) has helped build a programmable mini arcade cabinet, which will shortly be donated to FHS and used by hundreds of students at the school.

 He built the arcade cabinet in a workshop at Digimakers (http://www.digimakers.co.uk/) a technology event run by Bristol University and hosted at @Bristol. 

 Toby was chosen, together with two Year 6 students from Ashton Gate Primary School, to take part in this project which was run as part of a collaboration between the Royal Academy of Engineering and Cotham School and aims to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects within schools. 

Terry Watts, STEM teacher Co-ordinator for the Royal Academy of Engineering and Teacher at Cotham School said: 

“Toby was a real credit to your school and worked really well throughout the whole day. You should be really proud of him. We had a fantastic day.” 

Toby Maddix added: “The day was really interesting, well run and well delivered. I really enjoyed taking part in something which will be used for many years. It was fast paced and really fun!”