Screen Shot 2016-04-04 at 2.29.07 PM.pngIn Term Two, Harrison School will be hosting an eight week after school robotics workshop for students in Years 4-6!

The workshops will be run by Jim Riley, Harrison’s Senior Area of the School Robotics teacher and his Year 9/10 Advanced Robotics students.

Each student who participates in the workshops will be learning about the design and programming of robots to participate in the Robocup Junior Rescue Challenge on the 11th – 13th of August. They’ll be entered into teams of four during the workshops to also help them learn important skills of teamwork and making technology projects.

Our aim is to provide an opportunity for students to start on the road to becoming creators of technology; designers, engineers and makers.

The workshop cost is $200 for the ten sessions. 100% of this money goes towards purchasing robots to support the program, certificates and photos of the students during the workshops and entry for your student’s team into the RobocupJunior competition.

The workshops will be starting on the 2nd of May and be running on Monday afternoon’s from 3:15pm till 4:45pm on the following days;

  • Week Two: 2/5/16
  • Week Four: 16/5/16
  • Week Six: 30/5/16
  • Week Eight: 14/6/16 (Tuesday afternoon due to the Queen’s Birthday Holiday)
  • Week Ten: 27/6/16
  • Term 3, Week One: 18/7/16
  • Term 3, Week Two: 25/7/16
  • Term 3, Week Three: 1/8/16
  • Term 3, Week Four: 8/8/16
  • Challenge Days: 11th – 13th of August

To register your interest or ask any questions, please email You’ll be sent an enrolment form with more details.

At this point we can only accomodate 16 students, however with enough interest we can expand to 32. If you are unable to secure a spot you’ll either go onto a waiting list in case a student pulls out or we get enough for a second group.

Workshop Mentors:

  • Jim Riley has been a teacher in the ACT for over 11 years and has been teaching robotics since day one. For the last four years he’s created and run the Years 7-10 Robotics electives at Harrison School and this year is supporting the program’s extension into the Year 5/6 classes. Jim is currently the General Chair of the ACT RobocupJunior Australia region, and is the Australian Representative on the RobocupJunior International Soccer Technical and Organisational Committees.
  • Student Mentors – TBA