Congratulations to Skye Sriratana in Year 7 and her sister Christabelle who recently represented Australia at the World Robot Olympiad (WRO). Skye and Christabelle qualified to compete at the WRO by winning the Australian RoboCup Junior National Championship last year. Worldwide there are almost 29,000 teams working on WRO challenges, which makes it about 80,000 young people!
The WRO international final was held in Hungary last week and involved 2,700 participants from 73 countries. Skye and Christabelle competed in the WRO football division where teams of two on two autonomous robots chase an infrared transmitting ball with the aim of kicking more goals than their opponents. Skye and Christabelle’s group consisted of teams from Greece, Malaysia, Russia, Iran, Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates. They won two matches and drew one, which placed them in the Top 25 in the World!! This is an incredible achievement, well done, Skye and Christabelle!
Skye thoroughly enjoyed the experience and made lots of new friends from all over the world. Skye’s dad reports that during the Friendship Night it was amazing to see children from all around the world interacting and having fun together.