Chancellor State College’s students invited to represent Australia in 2020 Global Robotics Championship
Chancellor’s Year 6 Primary team “Stemina Recon” and their two Secondary teams, the “RoboMonarchs” and the “RoboKnights” have been recognised for their design excellence, sportsmanship and teamwork competing against 40 teams at the First Lego League (FLL) Northern National Championships on Saturday 23rd November 2019 at Grace Lutheran College, Rothwell.
The high-tech sporting event produced excitement and energy for participants and spectators alike, with an estimated 1400 teams that compete annually within Australia, over 500 teams from Queensland.
Chancellor State College’s Robotics teams came away with multiple National victories:
2019 Northern Nationals First Lego League Overall Champions awarded to “RoboMonarchs” Additionally, for their outstanding innovative solution Selected to Represent Australia at the World Festival in Houston, USA in April 2020. The riverbank “Smart Flow” design uses sensors and automation to capture rubbish and control sediment, whilst feeding back data to a Council dashboard.
2019 Northern Nationals First Lego League 2nd Place Overall Champions awarded to “RoboKnights”
2019 Northern Nationals First Lego League Top Robot Performance awarded to “RoboKnights”
Additionally, for their top scoring points in Australia Selected to Represent Australia at the International Invitational in Myrtle Beach, USA in May 2020
2019 Northern Nationals First Lego League Best Programming awarded to “Stemina Recon”
“This season’s City Shaper challenge gives hope for a stronger more sustainable future in the place where students call home. They are judged for their inter team collaboration, innovation design process, teamwork, science and technology–based research and the development of their individual innovative sustainability solution,” said Mr Richardson.
Mr Richardson added “Teams additionally have had to learn to create and code a functioning robot to complete complex game board missions within 2 minutes 30 seconds”.
During the competition season, students are highly motivated to explore and discover areas of technology, engineering, math, literacy including product pitching. Whilst mentored by their committed coaches, this is a program where “kids do the work” and are critiqued accordingly. In doing so, these students acquire crucial life skills that aid all areas of learning at school and beyond.
“Our RoboMonarchs excelled in conceiving an innovative solution to help remove waste and sediment from water ways and improve riparian zone management. We are thrilled with their success in advancing to the World Championships in Houston,” Mr Richardson explained.
“Our youngest secondary team, the RoboKnights, who only came together 8 weeks ago, are now off to represent Australia in the US with their robot performance, presently unsurpassed in Australia,” said Mr Richardson.
“The future development of our teams is exciting, when considering the high calibre of our year 6 primary team, Stemina Recon and year 5 team, Stemina Technics who were successfully coached by my colleague, Justin Pembroke,” continued Mr Richardson.
The coaches and parents of the RoboMonarchs and the RoboKnights are now industriously working on ways to raise much-needed funds in the form of sponsorship and fundraising events to help offset the high costs of taking these talented students to the USA to represent the Sunshine Coast, Queensland and Australia on the world stage in 2020.
Chancellors Robotics Team is presently proudly supported by Sunshine Coast Council, Shadforth Lythgo, University Sunshine Coast, Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast , Pure Battery Technologies, Engage Research Lab, Education Queensland International, CNC Promotional Products, Cirlock, Nathan Contractors, Clickup, and MPE Motorcycle Suspension Specialists.