Ready for RoboCup….

RoboCup Junior Australia is an open platform robotics competition for students of all ages. St Aidan’s team of Yr 7 and Yr 6 students entered the ‘OnStage’ division which is an integration of Science, Technology and the Arts (STEAM).

OnStage challenges teams to design, build, and program robots to perform. Our team called ‘Aidan’s Ladies’ decided on a pirate theme. Each team is scored on their performance and their technical interview. ‘Aidan’s Ladies’ created a pirate ship to follow a line using the colour sensor, ultrasonic on the octopus picked up the ship approaching and moved its 8 arms. The ship continued its journey to find the treasure and avoided being hit by a cannon ball. Treasure was found where ‘the cross marked’ the spot!

Aidan’s Ladies did an amazing performance and received feedback such as ’a polished performance’ and ‘best performance of the day’. The girls earned 1st Place!

Congratulations Aidan’s Ladies.

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Jackie Child
Jackie Child has been teaching primary aged students for 40 years in a number of countries. She is passionate about how children learn through constructivist pedagogy. She is a Teacher Librarian at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School and a sessional tutor at Griffith University for pre-service teachers. Jackie doesn’t believe in standing still, there is always plenty to ‘do’ and learn!