Robo Wizadry Academy
Robo Wizadry Academy
For the first time ever we have an exciting, all-inclusive opportunity for student to prepare for and participate in FIRST LEGO League! Students ages 9 to 12 who live in the area between Gerringong and Shellharbour are invited to join this pre-competition training program, designed for developing the skills required for competition (in both Robotics and Innovation Projects/Scientific Research).
Students enrolled in the Robo-Wizadry Academy program will participate in a set schedule of awesome wizarding-themed Robotics activities (calling all Harry Potter fans!):
Term 4, 2019:
Week 9, Tuesday 4 pm to 5 pm
Week 10, Tuesday 4 pm to 5 pm
Term 1, 2020:
Weeks 2 to 10, Monday 4 pm to 5:30 pm
All sessions will be held in Kiama, as a central meeting place for students across the program intake area (Gerringong to Shellharbour).
Students who complete the Robo-Wizadry Academy program, should be well prepared and equipped for participating in FIRST LEGO League, should they like to progress to competition level training. Toward the end of Term 1, 2020, team(s) will be organised from among the students wishing to compete. No student will be turned away - all who successfully complete the training program will have the opportunity to become part of a FIRST LEGO League Robotics team (subject to team registration fee payments and signing of student Conduct & Responsibility contracts) and compete in the 2020 season.
In Term 2, 2020, official team training sessions will commence on a day and time TBC (in consultation with team members and their families). Competition season runs Terms 2 to 4 inclusive, with students required to meet as a team on a weekly basis during this time.
The Robo-Wizadry Academy program will be facilitated by RoboLink Director, Lauren Purcell, who has 5 years of experience coaching FLL teams, including teams who have competed at international level. Members of local Shellharbour-based FLL team, Ctrl+Alt+Del, who represented Australia at the FIRST World Championship in the USA in April 2019, will also provide mentorship to students in this training program, alongside the Academy teaching.
Students who participate in the Robo-Wizadry Academy program DO NOT have to advance to competition, however they will be well-positioned to should they wish to, and all students who complete the program and agree to take on team obligations will be given a place on a RoboLink sponsored FLL team. Team registration fees and costs will be applicable for those who move on from the training program to competition level. 2 scholarships will be available to apply for - 1 funded by RoboLink and 1 generously funded by the Ctrl+Alt+Del FLL team.
This is a unique opportunity for students to enter the FIRST LEGO League competition and be inspired by an empowering experience that challenges them to use their skills to change the world. It’s the hardest fun they’ll ever have! :)
Please note that this is not a FIRST LEGO League program, but a RoboLink program specifically developed with the intention to prepare kids for FIRST LEGO League while having a whole lot of Robo-Wizadry fun!. Find out more about FIRST LEGO League at www.firstaustralia.org
As an approved provider under the Creative Kids rebate scheme, we are able to accept Creative Kids vouchers. If you wish to use a Creative Kids voucher against your child’s team registration, please use the code CREATIVEKIDS during checkout. Using this code, the fees to pay will be reduced by $100. Voucher details will be requested in the online registration form.
Our program facilitators, or 'Gurus', are all experts in STEM fields and passionate about inspiring young minds. RoboLink Gurus are trained to deliver educational programs at primary school level and have current First Aid certification and Working With Children Check clearance.