Jamaica GLOBAL Robotics Challenge

Team Jamaica Robotics, which comprises high school students from Jamaica, is set to compete in what has been called the “first global Olympics,” the FIRST GLOBAL Challenge 2019 at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai. The tournament runs from October 24 through 27. The team will participate in head-to-head competitions with other teams from around the globe. The 2019 staging is the third FIRST Global Challenge. The event will encompass over 2,000 students from the ages of 14 to 18 from 193 countries.

The Jamaican students for the team come from Alpha Academy, Immaculate Conception High School, Jamaica College, St George’s College, and St Jago High School. The students are accompanied by their coaches as well as a chaperone. Jamaica College old boys serve as coaches for the co-ed team at the robotics laboratory at the College. Team Jamaica competed at the inaugural tournament in Washington DC in 2017 and ranked 45th among more than 150 teams. It also performed in an…

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