RoboCup Junior Regional Competition
The RoboCup Junior Regional Competition was held for the first time here, in our Christian College Middle School Gymnasium on the 23rd of June. Visitors and competitors were allowed excellent spectating areas, given a clear view of students showing off their amazing engineering and programming skills in Robot Dance, Recue and Soccer. Nine schools from around the Geelong area competed with four new schools taking on, what has recently been listed by Australia’s Chief Scientist as the number one STEM competition in the country.
The day was intended as a learning day, where students gain competition experience before going to State and National events. The 200 students from 50 teams certainly embraced the aim of the day and showed marked improvement in their robot’s performances, as well as the ability to organize their teams and equipment.
The success of the event and the quality of the venue is another step towards Christian College hosting the RoboCup Junior Australian Open Championships next year. This event attracts entries from each state as well as China, Taiwan and South Korea.
Seven teams from our Middle School -Highton Campus students competed with wonderful comradery, and displayed a tremendous ability to collaborate and problem solve, with outstanding sportsmanship.
A sincere thank you to all involved.
Mr Anthony Timpano
Systems and Engineering Teacher
Photos by Hudson Long