Robotics Competition: Hour of Code

This year we celebrated an Hour of Code (other posts from previous years can be found here and here)with an Interhouse Robotics Competition. Our Coding & Robotics Leader introduced the event and asked all the girls to dance to Dance Party Challenge as a warm up!

Each house sat around a competition area where the challenge took place. The house had a table with all their equipment for the event in their colour.

Preps programmed the Bee Bot to travel from start to finish counting the insects in order.  Prep Robotics Competition.


Year 1’s had to code the Blu Bot to pass over the alphabet which was in pictures of animals. Year 1 Robotics Competition.


Year 2’s had to burst a balloon by programming the Blue Bot to pass over each shape. Year 2 Robotics Competition

Year 3’s programmed the Pro Bots into a maze and then draw a square of at least 30cm. Year 3 Robotics Competition

Year 4’s navigated a Sphero through a maze travelling under a tunnel and over a ramp. Year 4 Robotics Competition


Year 5’s programmed a LEGO EV3 to avoid rocks and a swamp to retrieve a crate to base camp. Year 5 Robotics Competition



The challenges from Prep to Year 5 were carried out in a set time with a large online Robot Stopwatch doing the count down, this was very popular with the girls!






Year 6’s navigated Mambo Drones through a course flipping on the way delivering a question to a partner which had to be answered and then fly the drone back. Year 6 Robotics Competition This was under race conditions.

The competition was a first, and the event was received so well that it will now become an annual event in the Junior School! We were also delighted to have Rachael from the Senior School helping……an enthusiastic past Robotics member 🙂


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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!