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Geelong Lutheran College’s robotics team, SEMATICS 102, has proudly represented Australia at the FIRST Lego League’s Virtual Open International in Greece.

Australia’s sole representative, SEMATICS 102 is comprised of seven GLC Armstrong Creek campus students who competed over four days against 200 teams from 115 countries.

Prior to the event, Year 8 student Alicia E. commented,

“It’s disappointing that we can’t actually go because of the coronavirus, but it’s awesome to have the chance to represent Australia and we anticipate a great experience.

“We’re all really good friends, so the chance to see one another and work together again will be really good.”

And good it was indeed, with the students working in pairs to participate in three robot rounds as well as judging sessions incorporating Robot Design and an Innovation Project.

Enthusiasm for the event was high, despite the challenge of engaging in a competition conducted under a seven-hour time difference.

The students worked together in one room, although the 3.00am Closing Ceremony necessitated dialing into the event from home.

The team of Will, Connor, Alicia, Ella, Danika, Abe and Elijah had Mr and Mrs Hollett to thank for the experience and the development of their knowledge.