All-girl team show they have what it takes

One team with one month and one robotics kit proudly represented Bermuda at the FIRST Global 2017 Robotics competition last week.

Despite the relatively short time to prepare, they beat the US, Canada, Russia and Britain to finish 59th out of 163 and were the top all-female team.

Team Bermuda consisted of Yulia Isaeva, the captain and driver, Katie Grainge, coder and driver, Ashlyn Lee, spokesperson and tactician, Kameron Young, coder and back-up driver, and Nadhiri Worrell-Simons, back-up driver.

The team, made up of Year 10 and 11 BHS students, overcame many challenges such as a lack of experience in creating a robot from scratch and having only a month to work on the robot, when most teams had six months.

However, they pulled through and created a robot that met the competition’s challenge with a combination of hard work, commitment and perseverance. Building the robot also resulted in the girls becoming closer, which helped them in the competition when it came to trusting and relying on each other.

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