In TESLA this semester we have been working on the Competition.
TESLA is our technology, engineering and science extension elective for students in Years 9-10. These students had the opportunity to participate in the First Lego League competition, an international event featuring over 300,000 students worldwide. The competition includes four aspects: The Robot game, Robot design and programming, Core values, and an Innovation project.
The Theme this year: City Shaper, Together we rise!
Saturday 7 December was competition day and saw thirteen of our Years 9-10 student competing in four teams at Hampton Senior High School. They worked hard, overcame multiple challenges and technical difficulties, and demonstrated gracious professionalism throughout the day. The competition assessed students’ ability to code and design the Lego Mindstorm EV3 robots to complete a range of missions autonomously. It was a full-on day that required lots of adapting to circumstances and overcoming setbacks from students to achieve their goals.
I am also very proud to announce that two of our teams were awarded trophies for their efforts: ABS (Ben Scheepers, Jordan Chapman, Ashton De Hoop, Isaiah Van der Mwere, and Seung Min) were awared the team work tophy, and TECH TANK (Victor Komaiya, Goziem Nnadigwe, Nathaniel Lobaugh, and Daniel Wilkinson) received the programming award. To top it all off, TECH TANK were also awarded a place in the State final on 14 Decmber at Curtin university.
My congratulations to all the students involved and for their efforts.