John Curtin College of the Arts gets robotic


Lachlan Felstead, Tabitha Kenworthy and Felix Greenhill. Picture: Jon Hewson
Lachlan Felstead, Tabitha Kenworthy and Felix Greenhill. Picture: Jon Hewson

ROBOTS haven taken over John Curtin College of the Arts.

Rather than the start of a technology-led apocalypse, the takeover came as students celebrated National Science Week’s theme of drones, droids and robots.

With a brand new robotics club to keep them busy, John Curtin students are selling homemade badges as they fundraise to attend the upcoming First Lego Leaguecompetition where they will build and program their own robots to compete against others.

John Curtin science teacher Sarah Marfatia said getting students interested in robotics helped get them interested in a possible Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) career.

Robotics Club member and Year 10 student Greg Hyde said he had a lot of fun learning to program and code robots since joining this year.

“I am working with a team of four other students from across the college to create an animal prototype for the First Lego League competition in November,” he said.

“It will be so interesting to see how the robot works in the real world as it has to complete as many tasks that have been programmed in a small amount of time.”