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RoboCentral rocks Sydney!

2/03/2013

​RoboCentral, comprises of four primary school students, who will represent Gladstone Central State School at the Asia Pacific First Lego League Robotics Invitational, having earnt this honour by winning the State Tournament and performing outstandingly at the National Tournament. The next level of competition requires the students to compete against 30 teams from 14 different countries.

The tournament has three parts: the Robot Game, a Project, and the Team Challenge. Teams participate by programming an autonomous robot to score points on a themed playing field (Robot Game), developing a solution to a problem they have identified (Project), and then all work together on an unseen impromptu activity. Past Challenges have been based on topics such as nanotechnology, climate, quality of life for the handicapped population, and transportation with this years theme investigating issues for Senior Citizens.

The competition supports students development of English, Math, Science, Design and Engineering skills, whilst exposing them to potential career paths. Team members also learn valuable life and employment skills such as innovative thinking, determination, flexibility, adaptability and resourcefulness with a focus on getting the job done, which will benefit them no matter which career path they choose.