Today we had our “race-off” for the Year 5/6 PrintACar Competition. Approximately 20 students from Year 5 and 6 have been dedicating every Tuesday lunchtime to learning how to program and create items using our 3D printers. The students had to design, program and print all of the parts of a car (except for the axel). They had to use glue to piece the different parts together to create their car. We had six cars racing against each other. The winning teams won many races, however, they also demonstrated skills such as resilience, persistence, risk taking and problem solving. The teams were also judged on their ability to work together in a supportive and co-operative manner.
As a result two teams were chosen to represent Laburnum in the Quantum PrintACar Competition on Thursday 18th August. We wish both teams the best of luck on the day. They will certainly have a fun filled and exciting day.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our parent helper, David. Without David’s assistance this program would not be possible. Thanks also to Tim for helping set up the race track and race the cars on the day.