Twelve young Quebecers will travel to Moscow to represent Canada at the 2014 World Robot Olympiad

Following their brilliant performance at the Provincial Educational Robotics Final on March 28 and 29, a dozen young Quebecers obtained a pass for the international robotics competition World Robot Oympiad (WRO), which will take place from 21 to November 23 in Moscow.

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Following their brilliant performance on the occasion of the Provincial educational robotics final on March 28 and 29, a dozen young Quebecers obtained a pass for the international robotics competition World Robot Oympiad (WRO), which will take place from November 21 to 23 in Moscow.

Rémy Taupier, president of Robotics Zone 01, the organization behind this great event, was very proud of the participation and level of the competition: “More than 175 teams from around fifty schools took up the challenge as part of this 7e editing. Thank you all for your work. "

The winners

The schools with the best overall performance are: The Parchment School (primary level) and La Villa Sainte-Marcelline (secondary level).

Among the teams participating in the competition, three were selected for the international final (WRO) thanks to the feats achieved by their robot: Parchemin 3, from the Parchment school (primary level), Les ZYX, from the Académie Ste- Thérèse (high school level) and Chambly 2, from Chambly high school (high school level).

These three teams will therefore go to Moscow to represent Canada, which will be participating in this competition for the first time, bringing together 80,000 young people from 45 countries.

The contribution of teachers and mentors

At the end of the Provincial Final, Yannick Dupont, co-founder and vice-president of Robotics 01 underlined the contribution of the teachers and mentors who collaborated in the preparation of the young people. “Thank you for your contribution to this adventure. We have confidence in you to support these creators of the future. Mastering technology has become almost as important to them as learning to read and write. "

For seven years now, Robotics Zone 01 has been launching educational robotics challenges to schools in the province, developed by a committee made up of teachers and educational advisers.

The WRO                                                          

WORLD ROBOT OLYMPIAD (WRO) is an annual science, technology and education event that brings together 5-19 year olds from around the world. This competition allows them to develop their creativity and problem-solving skills by taking part in a stimulating and educational project. 

 

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Pierre Turbis
Pierre Turbis
Pierre is a journalist and columnist. He contributes to numerous publications.

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