SVL to offer $50,000 scholarships at robotics camp

Sunday, August 12, 2018

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Supreme Ventures will tomorrow, August 13, open the doors to the third iteration of its Junior Creators Camp, designed to introduce eight to 11-year-old primary school students from across the Corporate Area to robotic engineering.

In a statement to the media on Friday, the gaming company said it is introducing a self-improvement component to the programme this year, as well as a back-to-school scholarship award.

The camp, which will run for two weeks, will be staged on the Campion College campus and will host 100 students.

The initiative will be facilitated by Marvin Hall of Halls of Learning, and will focus on sparking an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by exposing the students to the fun side of science. They will be introduced to computer programming and how to use coding to automate robots, and other practical applications of science theory.

Based on their performance each week, the top-achieving boy and girl will be awarded a cash scholarship of $50,000 in time for the new school year a trophy.

The self-development component of the camp will be delivered by RISE Life Management.

SVL's assistant vice-president, corporate communications, Simone Clarke-Cooper explained that the new components are intended to expand the reach of the programme.

“The main aim of the camp is to expose children to the creative side of science, but having done this before, we realise that in the same way we can empower them to create, we can empower them to be better individuals overall. Based on what we observed over the years, we thought this year we could use a more comprehensive approach and inspire confidence in these young people to see how amazing they are, with the hope that they will carry that back with them not only into the new school year, but into their communities as well.

“RISE has a programme in schools where they focus on this and other areas, so we partnered with them to connect with the children and to spark positive behaviour change that will stay with them,” Clarke Cooper said.

The camp, which is free of cost to all participants, will host students from St George's Girls' Primary & Infant, St Aloysius Primary, New Providence Primary, Mountain View Primary, Rousseau Primary, Holy Rosary Primary and Swallowfield Primary schools.

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