Sporting a fitting new name and ending off the 2018 FIRST Globalˇ¦s annual
robotics competition on a high, Team Spring Bots South Africa has set a new
world record for South Africa.
This group of four students from
various backgrounds, not only ended the World Robotics First Global
Challenge 2018 ranked number six in the world, out of a total of 175, but
also became the first team to win Gold for the Walt Disney Award for
Creativity and Innovation.
Earning the highest amount of points in the competition, the students broke
a world record with 1 286 points and went on to win gold in the inaugural
Walt Disney awards for their "rating of the greatest team story and
Barbara Moagi and Mikhael Reddy are Grade 12 learners at Hoërskool Uitsig,
Tshenolo Mokwana is a Grade 11 learner at Olievenhoutbos Secondary School
and Masana Phumudzo Mashapha is a Grade 10 learner at Pretoria Girls High.
"South Africa, we are bringing home Gold," the team said in a post on
Facebook, saying it was not only "a true accomplishment" but also "such an
"We would like to send a huge shout out to all our supporters back home and
to our amazing sponsors, we could not have done this without you.ˇ¨
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