Elonera Montessori School ran a series of free, hands-on robotics sessions for children and young adults who are refugees and/or living with disability.
The independent school in Mount Ousley was able to do this after its robotics team received $5000 in prizes for winning the education category of the 2019 Canon Grants Program.
"So much of our work centres on promoting STEM to marginalised communities, and the equipment we've received from the 2019 Grant has enabled us to do exactly that.
"We've really enjoyed using the Canon camera to capture the journeys of the students as they've discovered what they can achieve, through their own eyes," said Karen Love, the robotic team's Mentor.
She added the camera equipment has also been especially vital to continuing education during the COVID-19 lockdown.
"We've created robotics build videos for YouTube, which we call 'Wedo Wednesday," Ms Love said.
"It's been very rewarding to see the students' excitement as they continue to enjoy robotics, even though we can't meet in person. For anyone who is seeking to inspire greater connection within their workplace or community, I encourage you to apply for Canon Oceania Grants 2020."
For more information or to make a Canon Oceania Grants 2020 submission before July 31, visit www.canon.com.au/grants.
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