Terang College students' imaginations are the key to robotic solutions to complex problems

Terang College students have been showcasing their problem-solving skills and flair for technology on the national stage.

Two teams, one made up of grade five and six students (The Hammerheads) and one of year seven and eight students (The Krakens), travelled to Sydney on the weekend to take part in a robotics competition after making it through the state finals.

Teacher Jason Kanoa said he was proud of the students’ efforts, with The Krakens placing eighth out of more than 600 school teams.

Students were required to make robots that could achieve many objectives in a few minutes.

One team created a plumbing system that saves cold water travelling through pipes before hot water, while the other team developed a system to catch fertilisers before they enter waterways.

”It’s fantastic because kids get to experience success at a really high level,” Mr Kanoa said.

“Often that comes with P.E. or maybe maths or English, but this is a whole new range of skills and talents that get to be celebrated.”