Young immigrant children are shooting for the stars, and managing to succeed at school despite being relative newcomers to Australia.
George Sembelides from Greece and Koosha Kayani from Iran, students of Glen Eira College, teamed up on Friday, 30 August, and won first place at the RoboCup Junior competition that takes place in 30 countries.
The success of the youngsters follows a 2nd place win at the Melbourne Regional Competition which saw them proceed to the Victorian State Competition where they scooped the first place, beating 680 participants from around Victoria.
The fabulous duo will now head to the Australian Open (national competition) that will take place from 11-13 October in Melbourne.
George began his robotics training in Greece, aged 12, under the guidance of Glykeria Fotiadou, a teacher at the 1st Junior High School of Komotini. He had participated at the World Robot Olympiad 2017-2018 and had travelled to Esthonia with his team in the framework of an Erasmus Exchange programme.
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We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours.