Over 70 students Years 4-6 have flocked to an opportunity to join the MC Robotics Teams in 2019. On Thursday at lunchtime, Mr Chris Swafford hosted an information session for students to check out the VEX IQ robots, learn about the MC Robotics program, hear about the various team member roles, and use the robots to navigate the course and its obstacles.
It was a fantastic turnout to the first information session, about the program which will run throughout Terms 3-4. VEX Robotics competitions fall within the STEM and Digital Technologies curriculum, and delivers hands-on, project based learning through which the engineering process is taught – and experienced – in a uniquely engaging way!
The program will feature intraschool competitions between MC teams, which will test the students’ skills before progressing to competitions against other schools later in the year.
We acknowledge the support of the Macquarie College PTA for their contribution to the investment in the robot devices.