On a recent weekday afternoon, the bell rings to dismiss school. Instead of making their way home, a couple dozen third, fourth, and fifth graders excitedly pour into the library, talking about their robots and plans for the afternoon.
St. Vrain currently has 40 schools participating in robotics with around 115 teams from elementary, middle, and high school. Last year, 26 SVVS teams advanced to post-season events, including three teams that advanced to world competition. This year, our schools will host twelve robotics tournaments and the VEX IQ State tournament.
When asked what she enjoys most about the robotics club, Brooklyn replies, “Working together, building, and designing the robots.”
Students also enjoy the tournament competitions. “They’re very fun,” says Aaron. “We help each other with problems.”
“And you get to compete with other students around the district and meet new people,” adds Jameson.
Designing, planning, collaborating, reflecting, and solving problems are just a few of the skills that students develop through their involvement in robotics. To learn more about robotics opportunities available to your child, please contact the school directly.