Guyana to host pre-qualifiers for robot competition in 2019

first_imgSTEMGuyana has signed an agreement with the International Youth Robot Association to be the prequalifying body responsible for organising the annual qualifier national robot competition among Guyanese primary and secondary school-aged student teams to represent Guyana at the International Youth Robotics Competition (IYRC).STEMGuyana will work with public and private local partners to host the IYRC league pre-qualifier competition in Guyana in 2019. The competition is expected to attract more than 100 teams from schools, community centre clubs, and other civil society organisations in the 7-12 years, 13-17 years and open categories of competition. Participation in the IYRC means that Guyana now participates in two global competitions, including the First Global competition to which Guyana has sent two teams to represent the country in 2017 and 2018.The 2018 IYRC will be held November 30 to December 3, at Chulalongkorn University. Bangkok, Thailand while the location of the 2019 competition in which Guyana will compete has not yet been announced. For the young people participating in the robotics league, the annual competition will be the culmination of months of preparation which will see students develop their technical skills while strengthening their communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills.last_img read more

NPSS Cross County team back after a successful day in Dawson Creek yesterday

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Secondary School’s Cross Country team was in action yesterday in Dawson Creek.Athletes took part in the Escape from Fish Creek Cross Country Run and placed very well. Dustin Bowes placed 3rd for the Senior Boys with a time of 43:47. In the girls division, NPSS students swept the podium as Jordynn McPherson had a time of 27:36, narrowly edging Kenzie Chilcott’s time of 27:37. Emma Lang wasn’t far behind with a time of 28:11.The Senior Boys and Girls Volleyball teams are off to Grande Prairie for the Pomeroy Inn & Suites Pow Wow Tournament this weekend. The Boys Soccer team is off till next week when they head to Williams Lake.- Advertisement –last_img