The best techno geek teams from schools all around the Western Cape will compete for a chance to attend the national and international Robot Olympiads under Christel House’s roof. Teams winning their category stand a chance to be invited to represent South Africa at the WRO international event.
The hosting venue, Christel House South Africa, is a non-profit, no-fee school based in Cape Town that serves more than 1 000 students from severely under-resourced communities on the Cape Flats. Robotics, coding and other ICT programs play an essential part of its holistic intervention to transform the lives of its student.
According to Cedric Esterhuizen, HOD of Christel House: Languages, CAT and Robotics (also the Vice Chair of the WRO Western Cape), they are honoured to be associated with the WRO as the official host of the provincial event this year.
“Our school has been participating in the WRO events since 2017 but, this year is especially exciting for our students as they’ll be competing on their own turf,” Esterhuizen said. He added that Christel House is very excited to welcome the top Robotics schools in the Western Cape to the campus to compete for a place at the upcoming national event.
In addition, a robotics workshop will be hosted for schools who do not have a robotics programme on 20 August 2022.
What’s it all about?
The World Robot Olympiad (WRO) is an event incorporating science, technology, education and robotics which brings together young people from all over the world to develop their creativity and problem-solving skills through challenging and educational robotics competitions.
How does it work?
Five provincial competitions, each taking place in Kwa-Zulu Natal, Western Cape and the Northern Cape, and two in Gauteng. All competing teams are ranked nationally, and from this ranking list, the top ten to 15 teams are invited to battle it out at the national event in Gauteng.
Date: Saturday, 13 August 2022
Time: 8am – 4pm
Venue: Christel House South Africa, Swallowcliffe Drive, Ottery, Cape Town