MORE than 20 teams of students travelled from as far as Mt Magnet to St Stephen’s School’s Carramar campus to take part in the FIRST Lego League earlier this month.
The event was a culmination of weeks of research, building and programming Lego Mindstorms robots to complete challenges related to this year’s hydro dynamics theme.
St Stephen’s School entered four teams with two of them bringing home trophies.
The Carramar Primary team – H20 Bots – earned the Core Values Inspiration award, which recognised the team that best demonstrated teamwork, mutual respect, excellence and innovation.
“This is such a fantastic award for the H20 Bots to bring home,” principal Donella Beare said.
The Carramar Secondary team – Brik Pak – won the Research award, with judges impressed with the level of thought, planning and ingenuity shown in the team’s overall presentation.
“The amount of work, time and effort that Brik Pak, and all of our teams, put into their projects was incredible,” Mrs Beare said.
“They had all not only mastered the programming and presentation skills but the teamwork and support they showed their own teams and visiting teams was something they should all should be proud.”
A team from Perth Modern School won the overall Championship Award, with Poseidon Primary School’s Hydro Hippos winning the Mechanical Design and Robot Performance awards, Padbury Catholic Primary School winning the Strategy and Innovation award and Peter Moyes Anglican Community School’s H2O to Go! team given the Innovation Solution award.
“The competition, presented by Curtin University, gave our students a great opportunity to explore how STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) skills are used to solve everyday issues,” Mrs Beare said.
Perth Modern, Poseidon and Padbury Catholic have now been invited to go on to the national competition.