Christian College Bellarine Campus recently hosted the RoboCup Junior Geelong Regional event. The event attracted 22 teams and over 60 students from schools as far away as Colac, Lismore and Bacchus Marsh.
The RoboCup Junior event is an educational competition which originated by a group of Melbourne and Geelong teachers in the year 2000 and has now gone to over 50 countries worldwide. RoboCup Junior was established to compliment the university competition with an aim; ‘by 2050 a team of humanoid robots will take to the field with the World Cup soccer players and beat them!'
The Bellarine event was one of the most exciting ever. High entry levels and a constant flow of spectators from visiting classes really added to the atmosphere. The students cheered along every goal and busted a few moves along with the dancing robots. The excitement reached a peak in the soccer finals with two of the finals going into overtime. Christian College won the Open and Novice leagues and were runners up to the National Champions in the GEN II(LEGO) league.
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