Three groups of students from Gamaches college awarded in the regional Skillbot competition

The three finalist teams in the regional Skillbot competition for the college of Gamaches (Somme) were awarded on Friday, June 4, 2021, during a videoconference ceremony. (© L’Éclaireur du Vimeu)

Three finalist teams, three award-winning teams!

At Louis Jouvet college of Gamaches, in the Sum, the 2021 edition of regional Skillbot competition reserved a nice surprise for Laetitia Courvalet, professor of technology, and his students.

While the group of Girls Power was approached to have a price, it is finally the three finalist teams of the establishment which were rewarded.

The verdict fell on Friday, June 4, 2021 at the end of the afternoon, at the end of an online ceremony broadcast in direct on YouTube.

Familiarize yourself with robotics

The Skillbot contest is a contest robotic education organized throughout the Hauts-de-France region, and open to middle and high school students.

The principle ? Students work in groups to make a robot. Each establishment then proposes three teams for the regional final. The goal is simple: to introduce the industrial world through robotics.

In Gamaches, classes of 3e3 and 3e6 (ten groups in all) have been on this project since January 2021, at the rate of one and a half hours per week.

Teenagers inspired by the health crisis

“At the start, I asked the students which robotics activity sectors they know about, and then they chose a domain,” explains Laetitia Courvalet.

There is no set theme, but luckily almost all of the students’ projects focus on health.

Laetitia CourvaletProfessor of technology at Louis Jouvet college in Gamaches (Somme)

The Girls Power have imagined a robot intended for seniors living alone at home or in a retirement home.

“These college girls were very touched to see theisolation of the elderly because of Covid-19 »Reports their teacher,« so they imagined a robot passing by with cakes, candies or something else, in order to bring a little cheerfulness to vulnerable people ».

Distinctions in two other competitions

Also with Laetitia Courvalet, their technology teacher at Louis Jouvet college in Gamaches, the 3rd3 and 3rd6 students took part in the Je filmme le travail qui me plé competition. This year, around ten films from the establishment were selected, and the teacher was even contacted by the organization to also participate in the contest I film my training. The Girls Power group stood out nationally with a bronze trophy for their film about being a school teacher.

Other award-winning projects, that of the team Slalom with their robot drug dispenser, and that of PJEG, whose “project was to make a playful robot that teaches the letters of the alphabet to children in kindergarten”.

These three projects all won the commitment price. “The victory is symbolic” confides Laetitia Courvalet, “but we will soon try to hold an award ceremony within the establishment to reward the students”.

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