Premier pops in for robotics lesson

Spine Road High School Grade 8 pupils Tristan-Lee Davy, Declan De Bruin-Fortuin and Alonso Fenner, with Premier Alan Winde.

Premier Alan Winde and Education MEC Debbie Schäfer sat in on a Spine Road High School Grade 8 robotics class on Monday.

The Rocklands school is piloting a coding and robotics programme (“Spine Road High School pilots coding and robotics,” Plainsman April 21).

They started their robotics programme in 2018 as an extramural activity.

In December 2020, the school was approached by DXC Technology to write a proposal for an upgrade of the existing robotics lab.

The upgrade was made in February and the school launched its state-of-the-art robotics lab last month.

From left are business analyst and DXC socio economic development project lead Dayyan Leach, Spine Road High School principal Mark Fairbairn, Premier Alan Winde and Education MEC Debbie Schäfer at Spine Road High School.