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The Redbacks took out the FIRST Regional Championship title in March in Sydney. The team accepted an alliance with 3132 - Macquarie University and after losing the first match to a yellow card foul (otherwise tied 105-105), the Redbacks were able to win the next two matches with a little more comfortable scores - winning the Sydney Regional with Macquarie University and Ulladulla High School.
But not only did Barker win - the team also received the prestigious 'Chairman's Award' - the award given to the team that has done the most to assist other teams to grow, develop and compete. Throughout the competition our students worked tirelessly alongside other teams to ensure that every robot that arrived at the regional was able to compete. This was simply an extension of a team culture we are building - that while we want to compete and be successful at the highest levels - we place a priority on growing and assisting other teams.
Finally, our Student Nomination for Dean's List also Won! Alastair Pilley has been an amazing contributor to our team, with a thirst for understanding in every aspect of robotics and a humility and willingness to share with every rookie team member we have.
RECYCLE RUSH is a recycling-themed game played by two Alliances of three robots each. Robots score points by stacking totes on scoring platforms, capping those stacks with recycling containers, and properly disposing of pool noodles, representing litter. In keeping with the recycling theme of the game, all game pieces used are reusable or recyclable.
You can learn more about the game and see how Team 4613 built their robot in these videos and by following our Robot Build Season blog.
We acknowledge the Darug and the Guringai people who are the traditional custodians of the land on which Barker College stands. We pay respect to the elders past and present of the Darug and Guringai nations and extend that respect to other Aboriginal people within the Barker College community.