Robotics on the table at ECU workshops

Katie, Lily-May and Millie with tutors Christie Kearney and Oliver Shaw. Picture: Martin Kennealey d492487
Katie, Lily-May and Millie with tutors Christie Kearney and Oliver Shaw. Picture: Martin Kennealey d492487

LOCAL school students played with drones and robots, learned to code and more as part of school holiday workshops run by ECU’s School of Engineering and Fire Tech.

The Joondalup workshops for children aged six to 17 were designed to help shift children from being passive consumers of technology to developers and producers of digital tech with real-life application.

As well as robotics and drones, there were also workshops covering stop motion animation and creating digital 3D worlds.

Alkimos Primary School student Lily-May said she was looking forward to learning more about robotics.

Fire Tech managing director Andrea Conte said their aim was to “cultivate a stimulating environment for developing real-world skills such as design thinking, problem solving, communication and collaboration while having fun along the way”.

Our synergy with Edith Cowan University makes this possible,” he said.