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BRIGHT MINDS: James Kellett is ready for the festival with his drone.
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CABOOLTURE teachers have come together to create a program that empowers children to explore, create and learn while having fun.

Now in its second year, the Caboolture Bright Minds Festival is set for another round.

Grace Lutheran College marketing and advertising manager Kathryn Hopwood said the festival will be bigger and better than before.

"There is coding and flying a drone, computer game design, Arduino board electronics, astronomy, chemistry cooking, robotics and Horrible Histories-style drama, so the participants have plenty to choose from,” she said.

"Students can learn how to use a micro-controller to interact with the physical world and how to build and code with Arduino boards for a range of real-life purposes.

"Robotics lovers can use their problem-solving skills to tackle the Mars Space Challenge. They can learn how to code and fly a drone as part of their own 'drone search and rescue mission'.”

But the fun doesn't end there.

Ms Hopwood said gaming enthusiasts and technology buffs will learn the skills required to make simple platformer games like Super Mario Bros, arcade-style games like PacMan or top-down games like a simple car driving game.

"Those interested in space can discover the science behind the fascinating world of astronomy and space,” she said.

Grace Lutheran College is hosting the festival on August 15-16 August for any Year 3-6 students.

For more information and to find the numerous other projects and activities on offer, phone Grace Lutheran College on 5495 2444.


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