Milton, Oakville, Burlington and Halton Hills high schools to battle in robotics competition


Published January 4, 2023 at 5:06 pm

Four Halton District School Board schools qualified for the World FIRST Robotic Championship to be held in Houston, Texas, Apr. 19-22. HDSB PHOTO

Eight high school teams from Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hills will be competing to see who can build the smartest robot.

The local schools will be taking part in the 2022 For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics competition, hosted by the Halton District School Board, beginning this Saturday (Jan. 7) at Craig Kielburger Secondary School in Milton.

Students will set out to build their own robots, demonstrating their engineering skills and knowledge.

The teams will have seven weeks to build their team’s robot before taking it to competitions across North America.

“FIRST is worldwide and their vision is to transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders, to advance STEM education,” says Wade Richardson, OYAP, Pathways and Technological Education lead with the Halton District School Board.

The eight schools taking part in the competition are: Burlington Central Secondary School (2386), Craig Kielburger (4992), Garth Webb Secondary School in Oakville (5409), Georgetown District High School (4976), M.M. Robinson High School (2200) in Burlington, Milton District High School (3571), Oakville Trafalgar High School (1374) and Oakville Trafalgar High School (1334).

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