Wonga’s ro­bots dance to suc­cess

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - @SCHOOL -

SEVEN stu­dents from Wonga Beach State School com­peted in the QSITE Ro­bot­ics Com­pe­ti­tion which was held at Smith­field High School.

Stu­dents from around the Far North com­peted in the com­pe­ti­tion, which had a num­ber of dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories.

Each cat­e­gory re­quired teams to de­sign and pro­gram their ro­bots to per­form par­tic­u­lar tasks. The Wonga Beach Stu­dents en­tered their Ro­bots, which they fundraised for with the school P & C As­so­ci­a­tion, into the Ju­nior Dance cat­e­gory.

Stu­dents had to build a robot and then pro­gram it to per­form a dance within a re­stricted area. Stu­dents also had to chore­o­graph a dance for the stu­dents to per­form along­side the robot dur­ing its per­for­mance.

They were also re­quired to choose and edit mu­sic to com­pli­ment the per­for­mance.

The “Su­per 6’s” came away as cham­pi­ons of the Ju­nior Dance cat­e­gory in a field of 20 teams.

Prin­ci­pal Tracy Mus­sap over­sees the Ro­bot­ics pro­gram at the school. She ac­compa- nied the stu­dents and said she was ex­tremely proud of them.

“Th­ese stu­dents have in­vested months of work into the Ro­bot­ics club, com­ing in be­fore school, work­ing through lunch times and work­ing in­de­pen­dently to bring all of the el­e­ments to­gether to en­ter this com­pe­ti­tion.

“This group of stu­dents have shown amaz­ing com­mit­ment and ded­i­ca­tion and are very de­serv­ing of this award.

“We are now work­ing on fundrais­ing to pur­chase more ro­bot­ics kits for our stu­dents to use.”

Wonga Beach State School stu­dents won an award at a com­pe­ti­tion in Cairns for their danc­ing ro­bots

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