Posted by Anton Abaya.
Coach on team #419, Rambots, from UMass Boston / BC High and NASA, Mathsoft, Solidworks.
Posted on 9/3/2000 11:56 AM MST
In Reply to: QUESTION OF THE WEEK!!! posted by Andy Grady on 9/3/2000 8:42 AM MST:
Has anybody read the Harry Potter books like I have? (i stole my little cousin’s books and read them)
The point of my asking is because in the book, the school where H.P. goes to is split up into 4 houses. Each house known for it certain characteristics. By the end of the year, the house with the highest points is awarded the champion house of the year.
By splitting up teams in a regional or at nationals into 4 distinct ‘houses,’ it fosters great ‘team’ spirit among members of each house. Veterans on the same house as rookies will get extra needed help from the veteran teams who would like to snatch the Championship House Cup for their house. It would bring greater competition spirit between houses (of course all in the spirit of gracious professionalism as well) and bring out the best in many teams.
The idea is sound, but the all the concepts in it are a little vague as I havent given it much thought. But ultimately, I think it would even be a greater idea if houses were made by region (given certain distinct names) and houses were assigned WAY before competition begins so that members of the houses can get together and prepare themselves for that Championship House Cup.
Benefits? Perhaps a great way for neighboring teams to have a better ‘sense of belonging’ among their neighbors. Moreover, it would foster teamwork within the house, generate greater competitive spirit, and create another way to show gracious professionalism among students, teachers, engineers, teams, and houses alike.
Rambots, Team 419
ps. now wouldnt it be nice if your entire house (about 30 teams) clapped for your team without having to ask them?