Otumoetai Robotics Students Take On the World
Otumoetai Robotics Club seek funding support in order to represent NZ and compete at the World Robotics Competition in Kentucky, USA
Otumoetai College Robotics (OATS 2941) is a group of committed, hard-working high school students in Tauranga who are madly fundraising to be able to attend the VEX Robotics World Championships in Kentucky (USA) to show the rest of the world what Kiwis can achieve when science, creativity, and hard-work come together!
At the New Zealand VEX Nationals in February, they qualified for the Worlds by winning the Overall High School Excellence prize, Robot Skills Champion and finishing as Tournament Finalists. Well done team!
The students have worked tirelessly outside of class over the last 12 months in order to design, build, refine and programme the mots competitive robot they can. Throughout the year they have raised money for parts, come up with creative solutions to design and test their ideas, and competed wiht over 60 other task from around the country. This has meant hundreds of hours of work, long road trips to competitions in Auckland, and forgoing their summer holidays to reach this goal.
The team is fully self-funded, and need all the support they can to be able to get to the World Championships in April. Your support will allow this amazing group of students realise their Robotic dream, test their potential, and continue in their growth to become part of the New Zealand's future in Science & Technology.
Use of funds
All funds raised will go to the team to pay for travel, accommodation and expenses required to compete at the Worlds. Any additional money raised will be used by the Robotics club to purchase equipment for next season's competition.
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Otumoetai Robotics Club is a self-funded group within Otumoetai College that includes enthusiastic students form Year 9 - 13, committed parents and a dedicated Teacher. Every week the students in the club work towards designing, building and programming robots to compete in the Nationals and now the World VEX VRC robotics competitions. It is an amazing club that not only helps children build their skills in robotics, but enables them to develop their abilities in problem-solving, communication, team work, resilience and networking. This is where our future in science and technology can thrive.
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