The Year 9 Software Engineering class couldn’t go to Edith Cowan University (ECU), so ECU came to us!
Our planned excursion to ECU was delayed due to COVID-19, and so Dr Michelle Ellis, Project Coordinator of DigiTech in Schools at the School of Science at ECU, joined us via video conference. Over five lessons towards the end of Term 2, she guided students through programming micro:bit mini-computers. ECU generously provided micro:bits and a number of interesting add ons so that students could explore the possibilities.
Dr Ellis helped students explore how to make a pedometer, breadboard a micro:bit, develop a proximity sensor, and radio broadcast and multicast. Glen Thompson, a Software Engineer at the School of Science, also joined several video sessions to guide students through tricky parts of the coding. There was a focus on questions and extension, and applying the skills students learned to real world problems.
We greatly appreciate ECU’s ongoing partnership and support.
Ms Lou Kirkby
Brayden Munday and Thomas Matzkov
Jo Hua and Samuel Cahill
Year 10 Applied Engineering
When challenged to repurpose discarded bikes and bike parts to build a Human Powered Vehicle (HPV), Warwick’s Year 10 Applied Engineering students became creative.
The purpose of engineering design is to apply scientific knowledge to the solution of technical problems and it is great to see our students using the knowledge, skills and understanding gained to not only build but to also then evaluate their designs.
Year 12 Certificate II Construction Pathways
The Year 12 Certificate II Construction Pathways students have completed the theory components of their qualification. The focus is now on finalising the practical aspects which includes bricklaying and levelling.
Year 7 Design and Technologies
Friday 31 July saw our Year 7 students hard at work! Fantastic projects, well done by all students.