Students from The Quarry Lane School recently shared their enthusiasm for robotics with children living at the McHenry House Family Shelter in Tracy, California.
Quarry Lane’s middle school robotics team, The Interns, prepared a lesson plan that introduced robotics and computer programming for the McHenry House students. The Interns also raised funds to buy a Robotics Kit for the shelter to use.
The Quarry Lane robotics program participates in the FIRST Robotics Competition circuit, which focuses of building game-playing robots. The Interns have also organized other outreach events for other students that goes beyond a school’s traditional exposure to “robotics.”
“As educators, I think we always hope that we are able to make some small difference in our students’ lives,” said Richard Ong, engineering instructor and robotics mentor at The Quarry Lane School in Dublin. “But seeing our students share the same level of passion and love with others means infinitely more. It reaffirms that good things can and do happen when people care.”
The private Quarry Lane School also partners with the McHenry House every year for its annual holiday gift drive, providing gifts and gift cards for the families in the shelter.