Wonga’s robots dance to success
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