On 10 November 2018, the Talented and Gifted (TAGS) group from Serpentine Primary School, known as STEMazing, competed in an international robotics competition called First Lego League (FLL).
The team made it to the State Finals and finished in the top 11 teams of the day. Of the 110 teams throughout Western Australia, only 32 teams were at the State Finals. This is a wonderful achievement for the STEMazing team who competed in this event for the first time.
In preparation for the State Finals, the team worked on improvements for their robot with the aim to complete an additional two mission challenges. The team worked extremely hard showing enthusiasm and commitment to the project at all times. They worked during lunch breaks and school holidays to ensure they were fully prepared for the competition. Representatives from Babcock reported back that the team should be commended for their commitment to the project and for representing their school with “gracious professionalism” (an important term in the competition).
Well done team STEMazing!
STATE FINALS DETAILS: 24 November 2018 (Saturday) Curtin University (Stadium) 8am – 5pm The main judging takes place in the morning for all three aspects, then some long gaps between the two remaining Robotics rounds. From the State Final 5 teams from WA will progress to the National Finals. It is highly competitive but is a wonderful experience and opportunity for the team to be part of as a Rookie team.