For students entering grade 8
Great Bots of Fire 8 is a new program designed for Grade 8 students (boys & girls) who are interested in participating in the area of mechatronics robotics. We will use the VEX IQ robotics system and advanced students may get a chance to help our Academy teams with VEX EDR robots.
This after-school program provides students the ability to build robots in a team environment, while learning a variety of skills. While not a pre-requisite, Big Bad Bot Builders 6/7 provides a good foundation for entry into this program and extends opportunity to enter a competitive robotics environment through some local competition.
Great Bots of Fire 8 is not a pre-requisite to the West Vancouver Schools Premier Mechatronics Robotics Academy Grades 9-12. It will, however, provide some links and interactions between the two programs. As students move to Grade 9 and beyond, the Premier Mechatronics Robotics Academy is the district’s way of providing a program for students registered full time in one of our secondary schools, the opportunity to work in an area of continued interest and passion.