D’FAT has the code to fun

FREE online robotics workshops will be offered to local primary and high-school aged students over four weeks from late this month.

The Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT) will provide free “virtual” LEGO robotics workshops online through CoderZ, the online learning tool for coding and robotics with a virtual cyber robot based on LEGO robotics kits.

The four sessions will give participants the chance to build a “virtual” robot and then learn to code their robot to complete online missions. These will be held on June 27 and July 4, 11 and 18. Participants are asked to book online for a new workshop for each of those weekends through

These workshops are for children and young people aged nine to 16 years. They are supported by the Derwent Valley Corps of The Salvation Army and are validated learning activities of Children’s University Australasia.

Participants in DFAT’s CoderZ workshops will have the opportunity to become involved in the Derwent Valley FIRST LOGO League program, which has recently been featured on the FIRST international showcase website.

D’FAT has recently received a generous donation from the Derwent Valley Rotary Club to continue the FIRST LEGO League team program in August. Last year the team received the Strategy & Innovation Award at the Hobart Regional competition.

For more information about these activities, contact D’FAT facilitator Matt Hill on on 0459 096 003 or email  info@dfat.com.au

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