Grade School competes at the 6th Philippine Robothon
Marsha Sofia V. Delos Reyes and Christiana Ysobelle C. Capilitan, SSC contestants to the 6th Philippine Robothon Competition bagged the Excellence in Programming Skills Award held last October 27, 2018 at the Trinity University of Asia. They competed against twenty – three (23) schools from different parts of the country in the elementary level.
Rookie as the GS – SSC’s STEM – Robotics program may seem, three (3) teams composed of six (6) students represented St. Scholastica’s College – Manila at the 6th Philippine Robothon. Team A was composed of Jersey Marine S. Libao and Lorraine Bernadette P. Ignacio, Euswin Elisha B. Mata and Joselle Althea O. Arcilla formed Team B, and Team C was comprised of Marsha Sofia V. Delos Reyes and Christiana Ysobelle C. Capilitan. This year’s Robothon theme is Bringing Philippine Education to the Next Level of Innovation. There were two (2) event categories – Robothon competition and Innovative Open Category. The girls joined the Robothon competition under the VEX IQ Next Level Challenge which was composed of two (2) sub-categories: Teamwork Challenge and Programming Skills Challenge. In the Teamwork Challenge, the SSC teams was paired with other schools to form an alliance and work collaboratively to score points. While the Programming Skills Challenge consisted of the Programming Skill Virtual Match and a Programming Skill Physical Match. The objective of the Challenges was to attain the highest score by stacking colored hubs in building zones, removing bonus hubs from the hanging structure and by parking or hanging on the hanging bar.
As the school continuously aspire to offer programs that would help students to be lifelong learners and equipped with the 21st century learning skills, the Grade School STEM – Robotics program was established in 2017. Through this program students were presented with problems or activities that will further develop their critical thinking, creativity, perseverance, communication skills and cooperation.
by Toni Elaine Emala