At St. Clement’s, we offer an environment that challenges our girls to stretch themselves academically and affords a range of opportunities for co-curricular involvement. One of those opportunities is our Junior and Senior Robotics teams, the Penguin Squad. Each spring, the teams assemble to start training for the annual December competition, for which they work together to develop a research project and presentation addressing a current societal issue and program a robot to complete an obstacle course. They’re judged on their research, their robot’s capabilities, and teamwork.
In mid December, SCS was proud to be a first-time host of the First Lego League robotics tournament. 100 students competed across 12 teams with an audience of 300 people, including coaches, volunteers and spectators. The all-day event included judging in the morning and an exciting robot game for spectators in the afternoon.
Bayview Glen’s team, Ctrl-Z, came in first place, followed by the Penguin Squad in second. As a result, both teams have qualified for provincials! The Penguin Squad also took home the Project award for their research on dolphin communication, and Yu-Lin Yee ’18 won the Youth Mentor award.
Squad goals achieved! All the best to our team as they prepare for provincials.