Narrabri Shire Council

Council support for Wee Waa Robotics Team

(29-Mar-18)

The wonderful achievements of the Wee Waa High School Robotics Team have not gone unnoticed by Narrabri Shire Council with Council resolving to provide a $1,000 donation towards the team’s attendance at the International Robotics competition in Houston, Texas.

Over the past month, Wee Waa High School have participated in the Australasian Robotics Regional Championships with the highly skilled team achieving runner-up in the competition. This saw Wee Waa defeating many metropolitan schools, technology high schools and international contenders from Turkey, Taiwan and India.

This fantastic achievement has earned them a place at the World Robotics Championships in the United States in April 2018. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and will see the students gaining knowledge and worldwide experience in the Robotics field.

“Council has been closely following the rise in the popularity of robotics in Narrabri Shire schools and were thrilled to hear of the success of the Wee Waa Robotics team at the Australasian Championships,” said Narrabri Shire Mayor Cathy Redding. “We are excited they have now been given the opportunity to compete on the world stage.”

“This is a great achievement for a small rural school that only commenced their robotics program 2 years ago. The students have relished in this new technology and their skills have gone from strength-to-strength.”

In support of this achievement, Council resolved to donate $1,000 from the Narrabri Shire Community Grants Fund to aid in fundraising efforts and further promote and encourage this type of educational pursuit within the Shire.

“The whole community is behind the team and wishes them all the best with their trip and competition. We are very proud of the students’ achievements so far and look forward to hearing of their experience overseas.”

“Council urges other community groups and businesses to throw their support behind the team as they embark on this great challenge and represent our community on the world stage.”

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