The Young ICT Explorers competition aims to inspire and encourage school students to consider Information Communication Technology (ICT) as a career opportunity and gain a greater understanding of the diverse possibilities available through ICT.
This competition is run by an external body that the school elects to attend. There is no cost involved for attending this event, however, additional support is required at home in planning project reports and submissions.
In the past, posters, laptops and/or robotics equipment are provided from students and families. Students work on their projects during supervised morning tea sessions and as the date gets closer, some class time may be allocated. Project reports are submitted by the school.
Due to a high volume of interest from students interested in this activity and limited registrations, supervising teachers will decide which submissions are entered in the competition by the 16 June. Submissions close on 30 June, however, students can continue working on their projects up until the judging event. An assessment panel will review all the projects submitted and invite the best projects to attend the final judging event. If selected, participants will be required to attend the whole day judging event on Saturday 24 August for year 4 or Sunday 25 August for year 5-6 at the UQ Centre on the University of Queensland St Lucia campus.
Skills your child will need to consider this opportunity: Time management Project management Experience with Information Technology (Robotics, Scratch, Sensors etc.) Permission to have work and photos shared with Young ICT Explorers community via internet etc.
Previous Success -1st Place from Ironside State School“What I hoped to achieve is a model car that stops at a red light. It stops at a red light that will be installed on the road. The car will have a light sensor below the head lights. When it will sense that the car is driving a red light the car will stop automatically because it sensed the light. The car will stop no matter what the driver does.”
For more information please visit: http://www.youngictexplorers.net.au/
Students may work on their own or in a team of no more than 4 students. If your child is interested in this event, please send them to Miss Vanzetti’s room in L block on Friday, 29 March at morning tea to collect a permission form and additional information.