First Global Robotics Competition – Team Seychelles Selection Process

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The ISS Team (Mikhail Rudchenko, Ronan Varsani, Toshani Khanna) had to present their design and control program for a robot. They also had to manoeuvre a robot, getting it to pick up a solar panel and two boxes, carrying them from one point to another. The final step was to get the robot to start a windmill spinning.

We wait to hear if they will be chosen to be in Team Seychelles, which will take part in the Finals of the competition in Dubai in October 2019.

SILVER EXPEDITION

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Our inaugural silver expedition started at the school, towards Sans Soucis road and eventually ended at Bel Ombre primary school, at around 3 pm.

The second day was switched to accommodate a student Mykyta Moisieiev, who is completing Bronze, but needed to also be present at the graduation. The second day was rather short as we went up the Dans Gallas trail and back to camp.

The third day, Sunday the 16th was the longest and torturous yet the most enjoyable trail. We went up Mare aux Cochons, trail to the national park and back down via the painful endless staircase around Le Niole. Students cooked their own food and took care of their environment.

The students were upbeat and full of humour all through. They were well behaved and displayed teamwork. Assessors were impressed with this aspect and told me afterwards that they were pleasantly surprised at the standard of behavior.

They are required to complete reports on the expedition and send them to the D of E through me prior to receiving their silver awards.

I have handed over their tracking sheets for scrutiny and they should be awarded their silver qualifications soon.

Special thanks to the accounts, to Mr. Obst and the nurse for making the event smooth.

Thank you all for your support and encouragement.

 

 

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Environment day June 5th 2019

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June 5th is celebrated as World Environment day. In ISS primary students took part in an Environmental walk around the school grounds to raise awareness of the school environment and to suggest ways of beautifying it. Primary classes looked closely at the new Wildlife, Medicinal and Vegetable gardens and many were excited to see the recently erected Mangrove platform. Many pupils enjoyed sightings of grey herons, green herons, mangroved crabs, fish, Madame Paton and even a swallow tail butterfly. They were impressed with the regrowth and success of mangrove seeds which have been replanted near the school grounds. The mangrove wetland protects our school from tsunamis and flooding and deals with the silt run off from the rivers as well as being the habitat for many animals and birds. The students suggested many ways of improving the environment and all agreed that the primary and secondary playground needs some more flowers and trees. This will be our next project and the Wildlife club has begun already planting colourful flowers in tyres and wheelbarrows that have been kindly donated by parents of the school.

Other Environment day projects included Year 2 and Year 6 visits to the Double tree Hilton where MCSS staff spoke to the children about coral and coral restoration in Seychelles. The students were able to clean the new coral plants themselves and the workshops were informative and interesting for everyone. Many thanks to Doubletree Hilton for allowing our students to use their facilities to enjoy these workshops.

 

 

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