Tawa College hosted the Wellington Regional Finals of the Robocup on Saturday 14th June.
RoboCup Junior New Zealand is a national robotics competition for school children. RCJNZ is a unique event that excites and motivates students. Students participating in RoboCup Junior New Zealand events may choose Robot Theatre, Rescue or Soccer.
RoboCup Junior is now played in over 30 countries around the world and is now a regular feature of the annual university run RoboCup World Finals, where it is the largest league.
Created in a true cooperative spirit, the RoboCup Junior Educational Competition encompasses not only engineering and IT skills, but extends right across a school curriculum. RoboCup Junior also addresses social development by encouraging sportsmanship, sharing, teamwork, understanding of differences between individuals and nations, cooperation and organisational skills.
RoboCup Junior is able to extend from the classroom with a comprehensive, relevant curriculum to regional, national and international competitions.
Text taken from http://www.robocupjunior.org.nz/competition/