STEP BY STEP: Israel Williams, Cayliss Amai, Anaru Wikepa patiently construct their robot. Photo supplied

IT was a battle of the robots at Te Kura o Te Paroa recently.

For the second year in row, Robopa, where students have to build, programme and then operate robots, returned to the school.

Teacher Mark Pouwhare says it is a great concept for the school’s students.

“They get to showcase qualities such as collaboration, thinking, and managing self within a digital domain ,which is robotics,” he says.

“From start to finish the students are engaged in all the activities.

“Then, at the end, they get to enjoy the competitive side of Robopa, where they compete in a friendly competition to find the best two groups from eight groups who go through and represent our kura at the nationals being held in November at Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi.”