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- Venue: Holy Trinity Lutheran College
After nearly a year of planning, Friday 31 May saw the Wimmera’s first RoboCup Junior regional event being hosted at Holy Trinity Lutheran College. Students competed against St Brigid’s College and Warracknabeal’s St Mary’s Catholic School in the inaugural event, hoping to expand the event with more competitors next year.
RoboCup allows students to put their Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) knowledge to the test, collaborating in teams to design and code bots to complete a maze and obstacle course or play soccer with an infrared ball and sensor. They also worked together to investigate and implement solutions on the run when the bot went off course.
We entered nine teams in the event, with ‘The Four Founders (Jacob and Ethan Rudolph, Ethan Moir and Dara Heang) taking gold in Soccer. Our students are now planning to compete in Melbourne in August against around 200 teams from across Victoria.
We were very lucky to have Brian Thomas, the founder of Robo Cup Junior International and Robo Cup Junior Australia, attend as senior official and to help host the event.
Thank you to St Brigid’s and St Mary’s for being such great competitors and to everyone involved who helped to make sure the event ran smoothly. And to Mr Engert who had the huge job of bringing RoboCup Junior to Horsham and supporting an innovative approach to learning at our college!