Have your kids got what it takes for a robot challenge?
SOUTHPORT 2030 is looking for children keen to take part in a community and robotics challenge.
The aim is to support Southport in preparing for future advancements in technology.
One of the key points is working with children, focusing on ensuring that future advancements benefit everyone and that the disadvantaged are not left behind.
With this aim in mind the project leaders have entered an international community and robotics challenge. So far 250,000 children in 88 countries have registered.
The leaders want to build up a team of up to 10 children (minimum two) between the ages of nine and 16 who have an interest in the challenges facing communities and learning digital and robotics skills.
They are also looking for parents and supporters. No previous knowledge is required, but some basic understanding of computers would be beneficial.
This year’s challenge is based on hydrodynamics (water and waste water) and the challenge will take part in Preston on December 19.
Teams will need to solve a problem concerning hydrodynamics and undertake a separate robotics challenge.
As part of this challenge they are also supporting WaterAid.
As there is only three months to build a team, this year is being seen as a learning experience where everyone should have fun learning new and valuable skills.
Any parents, teachers or group leaders whose children are interested or who would like to help out should contact dave firstname.lastname@example.org or see Twitter at @Southport2030 for further information