Robotics Excursion

On Thursday 22nd November, 12 Grade 3/4 students visited Glendal Primary School for a Lego robotics excursion, the kids were Josh.B, Josh.D, Nick, Jeremy, Henna, Steph, Kav, Kyle, Lincoln, Ethan, Jamison and I, the adults that came with us were Miss Rapinett, Mr Grossek and Mrs Smethurst. 4 students went in each of the adult’s car. I went in Mr Grossek car, in his car was Nick, Jamison, Kav and I,  in the car we talked about Minecraft.

We departed around 11:00 and got there about 11:30, I waited for what seemed like 10 minutes, until everyone else came.  Then we went to their Science Building to talk with the Lego Robotics kids (which were all 5/6 kids), the allowed us to check out their robots. They told us about an annual Lego Mindstorms competition, that they were competing in. They showed us part of the competition, which was a board with lots of missions (some were walking the dog, quilting, a cardio machine, bowling and a balance board).Then they ran a test and showed us what their robot could do, it failed most of the time, but it worked 5 times consecutively that morning.

Then they were nice enough to provide us with snacks. After we ate our snacks the Lego robotics kids looked at our robots, they also gave us tips on what to change. Then they showed us about programming and how to program. After that we got to look at their robot doing the track again. They were so nice that they also provided us with lunch, in the French Room.

After lunch we went back to school. All in all it was very fun.