St. Vincent School - Robotics Club
Message from the school:
St. Vincent School has had a Robotics Club for many years. However, this year we took a different approach and decided to try to engage as many students as possible into this club. The premise behind this was to encourage and promote the importance of team work and communication through the building and programming of robots. We invited students from Grades 3-6 to participate in the Robotics Club during their lunch hour. This initiative began in November and came to a close in May. Amazingly we had approximately 80 students who chose to participate in the Robotics Club this year.
In April, SVS had five teams who attended a regional competition at Laval University. Teams were given the opportunity to choose the challenge they preferred to participate in. All the teams showed determination in their efforts to present the best robots they could by working as a team, learning from other team members and trying to find solutions to their roadblocks when building their robots. It was a rewarding experience for all the students who attended the competition. The students’ hard work paid off as two of our teams were invited to participate in the National Zone 01 Robotics competition in Montreal.
The teams continued to work on their robots and proudly represented SVS in Montreal! The Grade 3 team (Charles Ferland, Daniel Boulay, Annabelle Skoryna, Maëlie Moore, Angélique Aumand, Liam Kilganan Cloutier) competed against several Grade Six teams and we are proud to announce that at the end of the competition they were announced as the BIG winners. Even though our Grade 6 team (Alexis Ouellet and Mathieu Giroux) did not win a medal, they learned many valuable lessons throughout their experience.
We are very proud of all the students that participated in the Robotics Club as they showed determination and teamwork skills.