2019 was a big year for STEM (Science, Technologies, Engineering and Mathematics) at Kelmscott Primary as we entered The First Lego League Robotics competition. The competition required students to focus on solving real-world problems, such as; surviving in space, food safety, recycling and energy supply.

 Two teams of students were chosen and, with the guidance of Deputies, Mrs Wolfenden and Mr Hart, and the expertise of Mrs Holland and Mrs O’Brien.  The students worked together to design, build and code LEGO Education MINDSTORMS EV3 robots to perform “missions” on a themed playing field. In December, our two teams of students joined others from all over the South Metro Area at Armadale Senior High School, competing in the regional qualifiers.

 One of our teams, Robotics Thime, was selected to compete in the State Championships. On December 14th, at Curtin University, they represented KPS proudly against 47 other primary schools and high schools from across the state to achieve 10th overall. A tremendous effort!

This year we look forward to building on last year’s achievements through developing a mentee relationship with a local high school and working with a First Lego League judge to refine our practice.