Nadi SKM College wins Robocon High School competition

The five finalists converge for a group photo with members of the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union and staff of USP. Picture: SUPPLIED/USP

NADI SKM College is the winner of this year’s Robocon High School Poster Competition.

Themed ‘Sasamaki’, which literally means clean-up in the iTaukei language, the team introduced their project at the University of the South Pacific’s Laucala Campus last month.

A statement from the school said over the decades, there had been numerous competitions such as clean-up Fiji, Waidamudamu clean-up campaign, Solevu clean-up campaign and 3R campaign within high schools and nationally.

Using this concept and Fiji’s love for rugby game, their concept was to clean the USP rugby pitch after a match using robots.

“Just as in a match there are two teams, the same concept has been applied to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle robotic competition whereby each team will have three robots. R1(Robot 1) will be responsible for reuse (paper), R2 (Robot 2) will be responsible for recycle (bottles) and R3 (Robot 3) will be responsible for reduce (plastics),” the university stated.

“SKM College was one of five finalists that were chosen from the competition, along with Tavua College, Nadi’s Swami Vivekananda College, Natasiri Secondary and Suva-based Yat Sen Secondary.

“The activity was held in the lead up to Robocon 2020, which Fiji is hosting, where a number of activities have been organised for high schools.”

Five school finalists were invited to share their ideas.

Acting Vice President Planning, Quality, Institutional Research and USP Commercial Dr Anjeela Jokhan said: “These were excellent presentations and all the schools were able to demonstrate very Fijian/Pacific ideas in the theme.”

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