Kaap Agri Launches Robotics Programme
Posted on: 20 January 2023
The digitisation of education includes equipping learners with the skills for the fourth industrial revolution era whereby technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles and smart automation devices will merge with everyday human life.
In order to remain competitive as a country, Kaap Agri recognises the importance of giving future generations access to technology education so they can thrive in the digital age.
Kaap Agri invested in a robotics programme at Louw Gericke Primary School in Ceres. The school makes use of Resolute Robotics to supply materials and curriculum for its robotics programme, which includes comprehensive teacher training and continual school and technical support. Fifty students were enrolled in the programme. The total value of the support was R97 765, which included funding of start-up kits including coding devices, tablets and programmable robot balls.
Robotics and coding have made significant strides within digital technologies to solve problems. Investing in and implementing robotics in schools is paramount in strengthening critical thinking skills, developing logical, computational and analytical thinking skills, and enhancing the teamwork ability of children.
Louw Gericke Primary understands the importance of these skills to get children future-ready.
“Coding and robotics subjects aim to guide and prepare learners to function in a digital and information-driven world. We need to stay in touch and be aware of this changing world. Kids today think totally differently. We believe by making learning interesting and fun we can change boredom into accelerated learning. Our children can now experience how exciting these subjects are and learn new ways of analysing information,” explains Sjoerd Selders, the school’s Principal.
“We greatly support digital transformation in education, with more schools relying on e-learning, coding and robotics as an essential part of teaching and learner skills development. It is a great honour for us to be part of this journey and we look forward to witnessing its impact in the wider Ceres community,” says Sean Walsh, CEO of Kaap Agri.