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Seprod Foundation, Halls of Learning teams for World Robot Olympiad

Thursday, November 07, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica— Excitement is in the air as tech-based social enterprise Halls of Learning in partnership with the Seprod Foundation prepares to send off a team of Jamaican students to participate in the finals of the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) slated to take place in Győr, Hungary from November 8-10.

Originally established in 2004, the WRO is a global robotics competition for children and young people. The competition has since grown to include over 600,000 participants in 26,000 teams, from 65 countries. Competing teams use LEGO Mindstorms Robotics kits to design, build and program an autonomous robot to accomplish various challenges.

This is the second year of Jamaica's participation in the WRO, and of Seprod Foundation's sponsorship of Jamaica's national team to the international competition.

A team from St Hugh's Preparatory School, the winners of the elementary section at the National WRO competition, will be competing in the international competition's elementary section against teams from all over the world. This is just one of the many initiatives to come out of a long and fruitful partnership with Halls of Learning, the national organiser for the WRO.


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