Last Friday, thirteen Bellarine students from Year 6 and Year 8 and eleven Senior School students competed in the RoboCup Junior State Finals, held for the first time at the University of Melbourne. The event attracted 139 teams from 37 schools. This was the biggest single day RoboCup Junior event to be held in Australia, with teams entering autonomous robots to compete in a variety of categories. With several teams entered the Christian College student’s robots performed well in leagues including; Primary Dance, Simple Simon, GEN II(LEGO) League, and the open division.
With our students being listed among the highest qualifiers for the finals in the Soccer division. The day was very full with students constantly refining their robots to perform to their best throughout the day. It was also a great opportunity to experience a university setting and discuss some of their ideas with the Melbourne University engineering students.
The outstanding success story for the day was for Hayden Donald and Tyler Sheaf from Year 12, the robots that the students built in the VCE Systems Engineering class dominated all day and they managed to take home the Premier Soccer Division State Title. The quality of Hayden’s work was also recognised in the Dean of Engineering Award for innovation. He received a Highly Commended Award for his pioneering work in creating two sided circuit boards, using the College’s laser cutter. The students are now continuing to work on their robots in preparation for the Australian Open Titles to be held in Brisbane during the September Holidays.
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