Students switched on about robotics

Year 7 students Grace Millar and Deng Manyang at work.Picture: Martin Kennealey       d442120
Year 7 students Grace Millar and Deng Manyang at work.Picture: Martin Kennealey       d442120

Alkimos Baptist College principal Kieran Graham said the specialist program would start in 2016 for Year 7 and 8 students.

�This program will allow students the chance to delving completely into the world of robotics, including construction, design, programming, circuitry and electronics,� he said.

�One of the focuses of the program is to encourage young girls to be interested in robotics as well as engineering.

�We currently have a number of young girls interested in joining.�

The four-year program will include six periods of robotics a week during school hours, and students will be selected based on an interview with the principal and a selection test in term four.

For more information, email administration@alkimosbc.wa.edu.au.