GENEVA – Tynwald High School which is reeling from a tragic incident after 6 of its students died in a school bus on their way to Nyanga on Friday has scooped a global award for a science competition.
The Tynwald High School students who represented Zimbabwe at the First Global Challenge 2022 in Geneva from the 13th – 16th of October 2022 won the XPRIZE Innovator Award Gold Medal.
On the issue of the accident, the circumstances are that when reaching the 75 kilometer arrow along the Rusape – Nyanga road near the pine hotel, the driver was unable to take a turn.
While the lives of students that died is still a painful aspect to reflect on, the school will take the latest victory as a solace and probably dedicate it to the lives lost.
The competition, held this year in Geneva, Switzerland, is formatted in Olympic-style events but instead using robots.
More than 180 nations participated in the 2022 edition of the FIRST Global Challenge on Robotics, which is held in a different country each year and this time took place in the Swiss city of Geneva.
The collaborative competition brings together future leaders in STEM: science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The organization’s goal is to “find solutions to the world’s greatest challenges”.
This year, teams received a kit of standard robot parts to build a robot capable of capturing carbon.
The challenge included “educational components that model the science of carbon capture and storage processes,” the organisation explains.