15 Jun 2017

Pacific schools to take part in robotics challenge

10:22 am on 15 June 2017

Six schools in Oceania will take part in an international robotics challenge which organisers hope could become an annual event.


Robots Photo: RNZ

Taking place in Washington DC from July 16-18, the robotics competition is organised by non-profit public charity For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Global (FIRST Global).

It aims to bring together high school teams from all over the world in a bid to inspire the next generation of leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Countries to take part include Australia, New Zealand, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands.

According to online news service Solomon Fresh-beat, Solomon Islands will be represented by a five-member team from private school, Woodford International.