This semester in Robotics Club the children have been working very hard to develop their skills to enable them to build and program their very own robot. They were given the challenge to code their robot to perform an onstage performance, with the chance of being selected to attend the RoboCup Junior Metro North event, this Saturday, 15th June at Chisholm Catholic College, from 8.30am to 3pm. Only four groups can enter the Onstage Performance competition. The robotics members watched and voted for the best teams today based on teamwork, performance and problem solving. The teams selected for the competition are below.
All teams will have an opportunity to showcase their programs later in the year.
St Dominic’s Performance 1 – ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ – Mitchell, Talan and Jake F
St Dominic’s Performance 2 – ‘Party Piggy’ – Saige, Olivia H, Josie
St Dominic’s Performance 3 – ‘Duck song’ – Jessica, Arya, Charlotte
St Dominic’s Performance 4 – ‘End game’ Lucy, Imogen, Kari
St Dominic’s Rescue Maze – Raphael, Bed D
|9:15am||Practice and Sharing Session|
|11:30am||Break for Lunch (please provide your own lunch)|
|12:00pm||Start of Competition rounds|
|3:00pm||End of Event|
Note: One parent per team to stay with each group to assist with supervision on the day.
This event is about sharing ideas and resources, learning, having fun,and working together. The objective of the Perth Metro events is to provide an accessible pathway for more students to get involved with RoboCup and share their ideas.
Please read the following page for times and details. As an overview, the day is broken up into two main sessions;
- a morning practice session. A collaborative development opportunity, to give students the space and time they need for informal building, coding and sharing of ideas. Adults and mentors are welcome in the practice areas throughout the morning and the free sharing of ideas between teams is encouraged, regardless of which school you are from. Members of the RoboCup Junior WA committee will also be available to ask questions and share ideas.
- After lunch competition rounds: beginning at 12 noon. All adults and mentors vacate the pits and leave students to work alone, without mentor support. Competing is fully optional and teams are not required to compete. Teams who do not wish to compete (for whatever reason) are welcome to stay on as spectators for the rest of the day.
Information for teams selected to participate in the RoboCup Perth Metro North Event
When: Saturday 15 June
Where: Chisholm Catholic College – 1104 Beaufort Street Bedford WA 6052
Timetable for the Day:
8:30am Doors Open – No mentors or participants will be admitted before this time. Please met me at the door to get the tickets
9:00am Welcome Presentation – The welcome presentation will be approximately 10 minutes in duration. Please ensure all mentors and students attend this presentation, as important information will be provided.
9:00am – 11:30am Morning Practice – This is your chance to learn, share and experiment! Morning practice sessions are intended as a collaborative development opportunity, to give students the space and time they need for informal building, coding and sharing of ideas.
Although some guidance will be provided, please note that morning practice sessions are not guided workshops and participants must provide all of their own equipment. Adults and mentors are welcome in the practice areas throughout the morning and the free sharing of ideas between teams is encouraged, regardless of which school you are from. Members of the RoboCup Junior WA committee will also be available to ask questions and share ideas.
11:30am Lunch Break – There will be a sausage sizzle available on the day, alternatively students may choose to bring a packed lunch. With the exception of water bottles, note that no food or drink may be consumed inside the venue.
12:00noon Start of Competition rounds – Competing is fully optional and teams are not required to compete. Teams who do not wish to compete (for whatever reason) are welcome to stay on as spectators for the rest of the day.
3:00pm End of Event – As the focus of the Perth Metro events is on Sharing and Learning, there will be no awards ceremony and no winners announced at these events.
Teams who have received a guaranteed place at the RoboCup Junior WA state event on 9 and 10 of August will receive notification by email within the following 2-3 days.
What to bring:
- Water bottle
- Lunch or money to purchase food
- Ipad used for programming if you are in Year 5 or 6 (fully charged)
- A positive attitude!
We require one parent per team to stay with the group and assist with supervision on the day. Please contact me if you are able to assist. All other parents should drop off their child to at 8:30am and collect them promptly at 3:00pm at the gate at Chisholm College. On this day, I can be contacted via mobile on 0402199359.