Secondary school students from Greece and Estonia, along with students from the IES Schamann High School, visited the shore facilities of the Canary Island Oceanic Platform as part of the Erasmus+ project “Through robotics and collaboration to the successful citizens of the 21st century”.
The Erasmus + project promotes a strategic partnership among school pupils, which is why Estonian and Greek students will spend the second week of December in Gran Canaria, staying with the families of the students from the IES Schamann high school, creating the conditions for an additional experience of cultural and linguistic emersion among all these European students.
The visit by the students will include a face-to-face workshop to build submarine robots that has been organised in a total of 30 schools in Gran Canaria in 2017 as part of the EDUROVs initiative, and the testing of these robots on the jetty at Taliarte docks. In fact, one of the objectives of the project is to build submarine robots using the Arduino free hardware platform and every-day, low-cost or recycled materials.
The “Through robotics and collaboration to the successful citizens of the 21st century” is co-funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme.