27 Jul Team Spain 2019 🇪🇸
We are Team Spain and we come from Platja d’Aro, a small town located in Catalonia, a nation with its own identity, culture and language. We live in the Costa Brava, on the mediterranean coast, where we enjoy a very good climate and amazing beaches that attract a lot of tourism from all around the world. We love this place where we have grown up, always being by the sea, and this is the reason why we feel so connected with this year’s theme: Ocean Opportunities. It is so important for us to take care of the sea and the environment, and we think that everybody should get involved in solving this huge problem that is already impacting our planet.
We are a team of five teenagers, consisting of two boys and three girls aged between fourteen and seventeen. This age difference is not a disadvantage; we have already participated in many competitions together and from the very first day we have got on very well and we have become more than just a team — we are a family.
The FIRST Global Challenge, for us, is an opportunity to develop our skills and to test ourselves. All of us have dedicated more than six years to improving our knowledge about robotics, becoming a very important part of our lives. It is not only a hobby, but also a passion, and we think that the skills that we have acquired will be very useful for our future. We have not only learnt about technology, we have also learnt to work as a team, express our thoughts, as well as to listen to each other’s opinions too. We have also met a lot of different people around the world thanks to robotics, allowing us to improve our language skills and learn about new countries and cultures.
Even though it is a huge challenge, it is going to be one of the best experiences we will ever have. We will meet lots of people, improve our skills, have lots of fun, learn values such as helpfulness, respect, cooperation, gratitude… We are all really excited and look forward to the competition.
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