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Exploring Robotics at Noosaville

18/06/2018

​Children as young as three are learning about coding and working with the school robots during the popular Noosaville State School playgroup held each Tuesday.  Last week saw these young learners interacting with Dash One the Robot, with a session in the school's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) centre.

Every Tuesday, the school's Pre Prep liaison officer, Bec Smith plans a different learning experience, anything from art and craft, to story time, to gardening, to robotics, to being a rock star, to give these Pre Prep learners a taste of what school will be like for them at Noosaville. The visit to the school's STEM room had children working with STEM teacher, Erin Clarke and the school's newly acquired robots. Dash One the robot was coded to move in a variety of directions and even talk to the group as the young children moved him around the room through the use of an iPad. Mrs Clarke prepared a special lesson for the young learners who will get to experience this new technology and coding when they come to school. Erin commented that, 'It is so much fun to work with children of this age as they seem to have an innate ability to embrace this technology. Our STEM centre this year is going from strength to strength and it is great to see this new technology with robotics and coding being embraced across the school.' Young learners, William and Hugo, couldn't wait to have their turn on the iPad. 'This is so much fun', William, Lewis and Hugo all commented. 'We can't wait to come to school and work with Dash One next year'. Noosaville's Pre Prep program takes place every Tuesday from 9.40-10.40am and children can join in afterwards with the school's Prep students during the morning break time. Inquiries for places in the Pre Prep program can be made through Bec Smith on 54403222.