In early September, Actura assisted Kambala Girls School, located at New South Head Road at Rose Bay, to successfully run a three-day FlipFun Mars Trailblazer Program. As part of the program, students were instructed to control and program the FlipRobot, as a Mars rover, to traverse through “simulated” martian terrain, and to complete a variety of different challenges.
Nearly eighty Year 5 students participated in the FlipFun Mars Trailblazer Program. The students were allocated into small teams and worked on all the challenges progressively. Overall, this was a great experience to help improve the students’ essential STEAM skills (eg. problem-solving, teamwork, and communication skills) and to learn more about robotics and coding in a fun and immersive environment!