Christian College Bellarine hosted the Regional RoboCup Junior Competition last Friday. 60 students from six schools around the region competed in the College’s new auditorium/gymnasium complex.
There were several levels of competition, from the basic to the more advanced. The advanced groups that represented Australia at the nationals in Dubai last year brought the robots that they had won to this event. The more basic robots were programmed to play soccer.
The enthusiasm of the students was electrifying and the learning experience was invaluable for all. The students learnt from each other and the more advanced students were able to help others. Many Christian College students visited the exhibition and were inspired by their peers. It was especially pleasing that two teams representing Christian College won the ‘Simple Simon’ and ‘Gen II’ categories.
Christian College is fortunate to have experienced teachers and the required software, including a state of the art 3D printer, and Lego hardware needed to provide this futuristic technology to the students. This subject is offered to Years 6 and above. The College is fulfilling the requirements of the Australian Curriculum as a way of learning, thinking and collaborating for the future. It stimulates problem solving on many different levels. There is something for everyone in this subject!
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