By Mike Atkinson | Drive producer and digital content creator

A top draw skipping performance and love for robotics took centre stage this morning during Brekky with Kirste and Morro for the station’s fortnightly Free Coffee Friday broadcast.

In what was a wet morning in Perth’s northern suburbs, the Brekky team was ironically joined by ‘Sunny’ the school mascot and more than 30 students put on a dazzling skipping performance by The Skipping Jumpstarts.


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The show caught up School Principal Amanda Kelley who was joined in the seat by robotics student Jacob, who is part of the school’s Robo Cup team.

“I love to see kids enjoying coming to school, I think you could see that with the kids skipping. We have a number of growth groups before and after school that allow students to do some of the extracurricular activities that they can’t do during the school day, and generally they put a lot of joy on the faces of those kids,” Ms Kelley said.

Student Jacob said they worked on programming the school’s robots to drive, talk and detect sound, light and distance among other things.

“Some things we do with them is experiments like which is the loudest classroom and the coldest drink fountain,” Jacob said.

But when Morro asked if they had worked out how to get the robots to do their homework yet, Jacob said it wasn’t part of the programming yet.

YouthCARE chaplain Danielle Smith joined the Brekky crew along with teacher Chris Lilburne and Year 2 student Jess who listed the range of clubs at Wanneroo Primary including skipping, LEGO, dance, robotics, drawing, ninja, running, sustainability, and more.

Teachers and parents were treated for persevering in the rain with free coffee and donuts supplied by friend of 98five, ice cream van man, Paul.

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