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Geelong Students Make National Robotics Finals

Three Geelong schools have qualified for the VEX IQ Robotics National Finals in Adelaide this weekend.

Building robots changed the way these students learn maths and science – now they're competing nationally.They've worked with the new Geelong Tech School to develop their robots and play them against each other to earn points. Tomorrow they'll play against teams from all across Australia.There's two teams from Oberon High School including an all-girls team, and a team from Geelong Baptist College.They're going to make Geelong proud.

Posted by Christine Couzens MP on Thursday, December 5, 2019

Building robots changed the way these students learn maths and science – now they’re competing nationally.

The two teams from Oberon High, including an all-female team, and the team from Geelong Baptist College met the Member for Geelong, Christine Couzens, at their final practice session today at Geelong Tech School.

This is the first time teams from Geelong have qualified for the national finals for this particular robotics competitions, and the Geelong Tech School has played a significant role in supporting schools in the region to learn robotics.

The Tech School has also helped to secure funding from Ford to help these teams pay for the costs associated with travelling to the national finals.

There will be 46 teams competing across the country, with only a few qualifying spots for teams to compete in the 2020 “Words” Finals in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.