Corsair – students build day
We were delighted to welcome Andy Paul (‘75) back to RGS on Friday 6 October for a special Activities Day and one that students will never forget.
Andy is the CEO and Founder of Corsair a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-performance gear and technology for gamers, content creators, and PC enthusiasts based in Silicon Valley.
Following a conversation with Andy a few months ago, the esports team at RGS were looking at ways in which they could upgrade the facilities here for students and to extend for use in the local community – amazingly he agreed to donated to a whole room of top of the range Corsair gaming PC’s and peripherals (including gaming chairs) as part of an extremely exciting esports project that will revolutionise the offering here at RGS.
Andy brought his brilliant Corsair team along for the day so that students could experience building a top of the range gaming PC, understand every component and its use. Pupils eagerly waited at the door of the Old Library to kick off the day and spent the whole morning under the guidance of an expert from Corsair carefully constructing the high-quality kit. While some pupils had experience building their own PCs, others had never even attempted the task. Everyone got fully involved with the process and gained useful skills as the day went on. Andy even got involved and helped one or two along the way!
The day was interspersed with Q&A sessions with industry experts and the children had the opportunity to ask questions to Andy about Corsair, his mentors and time at RGS.
Just before the bell rang at the end of the day, students were able to test their systems by playing some online matches. Impressively every single unit booted first time and was fully operational. Each student marked the inside of the computer with their name so that their legacy would live on!
This is only the first stage of this exciting project as plans are well underway for a complete redesign of Room 19 so that the room will match the wonderful facilities within it. We will keep you posted with the updates.