Warnbro students head to Mexico for robotics challenge

Yolande Redpath, Troy Kieran, Josh Watt, Kieran Muragan, Jesse Walker-Smith and Premier Mark McGowan.
Yolande Redpath, Troy Kieran, Josh Watt, Kieran Muragan, Jesse Walker-Smith and Premier Mark McGowan.

FIVE Living Waters Lutheran College students and their teacher will take flight to Mexico for a first-of-its-kind robotics competition.

The students began their robotics journey with a Lego League, and that ended up taking them to Sydney for their first competition.

Robotics teacher Yolande Redpath said her students, dubbed Team Oceania, will represent Western Australia on the world stage.

“It will provide the students with richer experiences and opportunities to make informed decisions for career choices,” she said.

“Living Waters Lutheran College is proud to be able to provide these wonderful opportunities for our students.”

Head of Learning Enrichment for years 7-12 Reg Murugan said each country is invited to compete in a robotics Olympics.

“It is themed around the 14 Grand Challenges of Engineering identified by National Academies of Engineering,” he said.

“Each challenge is an effort to foster understanding and cooperation among the world’s youth to help them solve the world’s problems.

“The challenges we face as a global society need to be solved, and the next generation can meet the task – together”

Students Troy Miller, Josh Watt, Kieran Muragan, Jesse Walker-Smith, Alex Kosta and teacher Yolande Redpath and parents leave on August 10, flying to Los Angeles and then to Mexico City.

They return on August 22.