Corrimal High has a strong Robotics team. After being the only Public High School to enter a team in the Illawarra in November 2011, the team, The "Deceptagongs" won first prize in the "Innovative Solution" category and scored very highly in the robotics challenge. They were then invited to the National Finals held in December 2011.
Science teacher Tanya Sullivan became interested in forming a Robo Club after receiving information about an amazing young local, Andrew Clark. Andrew was a member of the team called Project Bucephalus who beat 56 teams to win the National FIRST LEGO League competition in Australia
Under the able tutorship of Andrew, team members spend time on honing their construction and programming skills; teaching their robots to perform complex tasks on a table-top obstacle course.
This year the Robotics club meets once a week and Yr 6 students from local Primary schools are also involved. Tanya believes this group will grow from strength to strength.
Money for the equipment and tutor comes from the Federal Governments National Partnerships Fund. The school is able to keep the robotics equipment as a teaching aid in Science or for future competition entries.
Lego Robotics (pdf, 1392 KB)
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