On Saturday 8 May and Saturday 15 May, the Brisbane Girls Grammar School Robotics Junior Team competed at the FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics State of Origin competition, held at Brisbane Grammar School and Grace Lutheran College. The team included Imogen Dingle (7W), Angelica Ng (8B), Isabella Wang (7L), Julia Wang (7W) and Aliyah Woodford (7L).
It was the first time all five junior students have competed at a major tournament and have earned remarkable achievements, placing third in the morning heats and then runners up in the final rounds. Brisbane Girls Grammar School and Brisbane Grammar School were alliance captains leading into the finals, giving them the opportunity to select their alliance partners for the finals. The team placed third overall out of the 12 Queensland teams that entered the tournament.
The strength of the junior team is a genuine reflection of their engagement and interest to pursue new learning challenges and persist with complex problem-solving. The students have spent many hours prototyping new parts, coding new solutions in Java and pretesting numerous mechanical designs in readiness for the double-weekend tournament.
Special thanks to Mr Darren Pearson, Head Coach, for leading and mentoring the students in preparation for, and during, the tournament.
Mr Brendon Thomas
Director of Technologies