‘Best in nation’ boys need help to take on world’s top

A TEAM of students in the Gifted and Talented class at East Hills Boys High School (pictured), are planning to take on the world in Japan in September after having come first in Australia at the 2023 Universal Robotics Challenge in December.

Led by teachers John Watson and Walid El Chiekh, they had to compete with their own unique ‘warehouse’ robot in a rigorous points and time challenge, and also took out second, third and fifth place in the National High Schools Division.
Mr Watson said they certainly had what it took to compete on the international stage but being a disadvantaged school, needed help to get there.
“Their remarkable achievement in December, has earned them the privilege of representing our school and country at the international competition in Japan but the estimated cost to facilitate the participation of seven students and two accompanying teachers, amounts to $30,000,” he said.
“We are certainly fundraising but recognising the transformative impact of this experience on our students’ academic and personal development, we are reaching out to seek community support in making this journey a reality for them.
“Your contribution would not only enable our students to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity but also signify your commitment to fostering education and empowering young minds in our community.”
For organisations or individuals who may be able to help, email or call him on 9773 7806.