Junior Robotics Team From Solomon Islands Do Well In First US Championship

 Small island state took part in the first ever Global 2017 Robotic Championships, competition was held to address the issue of water security globally

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, July 22, 2017) – The Solomon Islands' Junior Robotics team have ranked 31 out of 160 countries in a global competition.

The small island state took part in the first ever Global 2017 Robotic Championships.

SIBC reports that four students from Woodford International School represented the team, finishing with four wins, and two losses in the three-day robotics competition.

The competition was held to address the issue of water security globally, which participating countries asked to work with robotics to clean water on a robotic scale.

Woodford Head of School Rachel MacKinnon said it was a huge success for the country and put the Solomon Islands at the global level of technological innovation.

"It is something we, as a nation, should all be proud of," she said.

"And we can only get better. Hopefully we can start planning now for the next event in Mexico in 2018."

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