Technologically creative minds across the year levels have clicked together with the hope of winning the First Tech Challenge in February next year.

Opening with local, regional and state rounds the global competition has sparked keen interest amongst students buoyed by a strong competitive spirit to explore technology and its capabilities.

The team’s challenge is to build a robot to collect differently sized and weighted objects to deliver to a storage station under varying conditions and time restraints.

Coordinator and IT Staff member Mr David Arnold said the success relied on imagination, collaboration and determination.

“The team has been getting together since the September holidays, on weekends and after school to become familiar with the different systems and components required for a winning build,

“It requires a fair bit of work at home to explore different ideas before bringing them to the team,”

“Thanks to the School, our P&F and Sponsors; Business Wise Accounting and Aquajets Swim School the students are aiming to equip our robot with the flair and elegance to win,” he said.

The TCC Team consists of Honey Ward (Year 7), Frazer Bredhauer (Year 9), Colby Grieves (Year 9), Calan Gear (Year 10), Logan Muller (Year 10) and William Canavan (Year 11).

Honey said she was captivated by the exciting world of Robotics.

“When you work together there are many perspectives.  It’s very exciting to see how solutions are created from everybody’s ideas coming together” she said.

Team member William said the scope for Robotics is immense and the competition opens doorways to explore.

“Robotics has the power to change lives in positive ways. I’m very interested in the potential of prosthetics. Competing in the First Tech Challenge spurs imagination and what might be possible in real life challenges if you just think big,” he said.