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For the past six months, 14 students from a range of backgrounds have been gathering on Sunday afternoons at The Grand Pavilion for the 345 Robotics Club.
Cayman International School took first place at the Minds Inspired FIRST Tech Challenge interschool robotics competition, held Saturday at the Camana Bay Arts and Recreation Centre.
Two school teams, the John Gray Aqua Lasers and Layman E. Scott Brac Bots, represented the Cayman Islands at the 2019 International SeaPerch Challenge in College Park, Maryland, earlier this month.
What normally might be a quiet school-based event is being turned into public entertainment that will pit student-built robots against one another.
The Cayman teams heading to the 2019 International SeaPerch Challenge in College Park, Maryland, June 1-2, are the same teams that went last year: the John Gray Aqua Lasers and Layman E. Scott’s Brac Bots.
Glenda McTaggart would like to see Cayman students take over the world of robotics, or at least play a part in the burgeoning technical field. But, she said, it will require change.
Our job today is to educate our young people so they can grow up prepared to engage in meaningful, valuable – and, most importantly, available – work.