Their competition is still two months away, but young students at Immaculate Conception (IC) are getting their robots ready.
The 5th and 6th graders meet just one hour a week to create magic.
“Me and my team designed this robot, we did what we thought was the easiest mission first,” said Thomas Cooney, fifth grader.
Cooney is part of the robotics team designing, coding and programming their robots. Along with him, Emma Hill and her group at IC have been hard at work to connect wires to motors and sensors.
“This is our sumo-bot, we named him Herbert and is built to push another robot out of a ring,” said Hill as she showed her robot.
They are learning skills they never knew they had. But its more than just about science.
“They learn teamwork and how to be friendly competitors and gracious winners and how to deal with not so much losing, but how to deal with setbacks,” said Corey Stone, science and religion teacher.