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May 12, 2014
by MIss Rap
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The Propeller Project.

On Monday night the Lego Robotics team Ctrl+Alt+Del received some very exciting news.logo-propeller

Two months ago we submitted an application to the FYA Propeller Project.  Propeller celebrates the social change projects of everyday young people in communities across Australia. The Propeller Project recognises the ideas an innovations of young Australians and allocates grant money for children to develop their ideas, concepts and help make them a reality.  Some of the projects they have supported are:

  • Breaking down the door
  • R U OK? Community Conversations and
  • Swish Start

Propeller fund projects need to be youth-led, have a social or environmental focus, demonstrate local impact and have community networks and support. Young people aged 12 – 25 can apply for these grants.

The children in the team received a $500.00 grant from Samsung (Propeller sponsorship partner) to use towards developing the Hot Spot Spotter and drone.  You can take a closer look at the other projects Propeller have supported by visiting the following link.

http://www.propellerproject.com.au/

Keep posted on this site to see how the children use the grant to develop their concept and assist the fire recovery process in our community.

February 11, 2014
by MIss Rap
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Article featured in The Waverley Leader.

The Ctrl + Alt + Del team was invited to compete at the Lego League Open European Championship in Spain in May after winning the national Lego League Robotics Challenge last year. Ctrl + Alt + Del consisted of 10 students aged 10 to 12 from Glendal, Berwick Lodge and Mount View primary schools.
Leader Newspaper

Former Glendal student Zoe, 12, who is now at Presbyterian Ladies’ College, said she was over the moon about going to Spain.
“It’s exciting to have the experience, to go to an international competition,” the Clayton girl said.
Zoe said while the competition was mostly boys, she hoped other girls would get involved.
“Robotics isn’t just for boys, it’s really fun,” Zoe said.

Glendal extension program co-ordinator Chris Gilligan said the students were uniquely talented.  Ctrl + Alt + Del made three robots for the national championships, including one designed to help bushfire recovery efforts.

If you’re interested in sponsoring the team’s trip to Spain, phone Glendal Primary School on 9803 1330 or Berwick Lodge Primary School on 9707 1766.

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