Have your kids got what it takes for a ro­bot chal­lenge?

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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 sut­ton19@gmail.com or see Twit­ter at @South­port2030 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion

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