RoboCup Junior State Competition
On Tuesday, 15th August, a group of 35 students from the Bellarine Campus participated in the 'RoboCup Junior State Competition' at Melbourne University.
The competition included over 50 schools from around Victoria, and this year a record 700 students participated. Following the Regional competition, our students fine-tuned their robots and the results were outstanding.
All our teams were very competitive, with two teams making it to the 'Senior Dancing' Finals. Alex Corinaldi (Year 7 ) won the Dancing competition with his robot. The team of Luke Brew (Year 8), Ezra Valentine Rawlins (Year 8), Daniel Lamprecht (Year 6) and Kelsey Svajger (Year 6) finished in third place. Second place in the 'Simple Simon Soccer Division' was achieved by the group of Millar Hosie, Jaxon Mallet, Thomas Severn and Cooper Smith, all Year 7 students.
It is very encouraging to see our students utilising their critical and creative thinking as they solved problems and developed engineering and coding solutions for their autonomous robots. It is also very reassuring that 50 per cent of the students participating were females. Alex will be representing our College at the Nationals in Brisbane in September.
"Our experience in RoboCup was a great, and we really enjoyed everything there. Our robot did really well - we made the finals! Only the top two placings go to the next round, and although it was close, we weren’t able achieve that. We joined up with another team to make one big team to win! We had Ezra, Luke, Daniel and Kelsey, who were in Year 6. Our favourite thing there was pretty much the whole experience."
Luke and Ezra – Year 8
System and Engineering Teacher