None of the current Walbots members were in high school when the founders (now Juniors in college) first created the Waldorf Robotics Club. Our goal is to continue our mission and sustain the club for many years to come, allowing kids the opportunity to contribute to the team and gain valuable skills and experiences. In order to reach this goal, we contribute to school events and we take initiative to introduce the club to uprising freshmen. Through the Holiday Fair, we take up the chance to connect with the community and give young kids the chance to drive around the simple robot that we make for the occasion (the Snow-Bot). Our school also holds a picnic for the younger grades and their parents where we serve ice cream and let the little kids drive the Snow-Bot around. By teaching kids things about our club and to keep it going, but help them become better citizens of the engineering world. We work hard each year to offer kids all the way down to kindergarten the chance to gain hands on experience and setting the foundation for potential future members.
The Walbots also speak at high school open houses and with shadowing students to provide more details and information about the club. In addition to this, we have invited the current 8th grade class to participate in one of our meetings and gain a scope of what the club is like. This is critical to the sustainability of the club as the rising freshman could be next year's members and we want to spark their interest and make them feel welcomed.
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