02 Jul Robotics Class
Our recent holiday programme saw 5 of our primary-school-age children participate in a Robotics Class held at the University of Melbourne. Accompanied by two supervising educators, they met with 20 overseas students who were here on a Language and Science immersion programme. Together, they were introduced to the engineering aspects of robotics, including using a visual interface to communicate with robots. They then experimented on their own with different commands. The hands-on session saw the children working in teams to complete a challenge. This was to make their robot move in a square using as few commands as possible. Our little engineers were able to accomplish their mission and with that, they will surely be inspired to develop their interests in robotics further.
We would like to say a huge thank you to our educators Belinda and Leonie for accompanying the children during the excursion, and to Sandy, Rachel and Lorelle for helping with the logistics and organisation. None of this could be done without their efforts.