TVB Robo Cup – Connecting the Community to Promote STEM Education

(30 November 2021) Organised by Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) in co-operation with Hong Kong STEM Education Alliance and Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers, TVB Robo Cup was staged in Central Market on 27 November 2021 (Saturday). Featuring over 100 participants from 20 schools, the competition day of TVB Robo Cup was officiated by Mr Siu Sai-wo, General Manager (Business Operations) of Television Broadcasts Limited together with Ms Doris Luey, Chief Strategy Officer of Television Broadcasts Limited, Mr Wong Kam-leung, Chairman of Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers, Dr Ray Cheung, Chairman of the Standing Committee of Hong Kong STEM Education Alliance, Ir Wai Chi-sing, Managing Director of the Urban Renewal Authority and Mr Joseph Leung, Deputy Director of Leasing of Chinachem Group.

TVB Robo Cup received an overwhelming response with the presence of 20 schools on the competiton day from more than 40 applications received. Each of the participating school was represented by a team of 4 students. In the prelimernary competiton, the 20 teams were divided into five groups and they competed in an 1-on-1 single round-robin format. The battling time for each game was 2 minutes 30 seconds. The two teams with the highest scores in each group were qualified to enter into the next round of competition which was set in a single-game elimination format, with the same battling time of 2 mintues 30 seconds for each game. The qualified teams were required to defeat their opponents as many times as possible in each game. In the circumstance of a drawn game, the team with higher energy level won. On top of battling, the participating teams were encouraged to create a dynamic race track in the arena by placing self-made props made of recycling materials such as carton boxes and plastic bottles, etc.

TVB Robo Cup marked its successful completion with the support of more than 100 participating students, teachers and parents. After rounds of exciting games, the Champion went to “Robo Warrior” of Po Leung Kuk Tin Ka Ping Primary School. First runner-up was awarded to “SMSL” of St. Matthew's Lutheran School (Sau Mau Ping); second runner-up was awarded to “Ching Chung Wu King Robo Team” of Taoist Ching Chung Primary School (Wu King Estate), and third runner-up was “Robot • Si Yuan” of Si Yuan School of the Precious Blood.

Ms Doris Luey, Chief Strategy Officer of Television Broadcasts Limited said, “TVB Robo Cup is connecting stakeholders from different segments of the community to promote STEM knowledge and to inspire the younger generation with popular science and creativity.” TVB Robo Cup also supported local university students’ career development by offering working opportunities as workshop tutors and assistants on the competition day. University students majoring in relevant subjects were able to design and host workshops as well as instructing participants the principles in robot control, STEM knowledge and application of STEM knowledge in daily life.

Ms Doris Luey, Chief Strategy Officer of Television Broadcasts Limited said, “TVB has been part of the Hong Kong community for over 50 years. As technology and creativity are the engines of development of our society, we are happy to launch the TVB Robo Cup with the vision to connect community members to promote STEM knowledge and inspire the younger generation with popular science and creativity.”

(From right to left) Mr Wong Kam-leung, Chairman of Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers, Dr Ray Cheung, Chairman of the Standing Committee of Hong Kong STEM Education Alliance, Mr Siu Sai-wo, General Manager (Business Operations) of Television Broadcasts Limited, Ir Wai Chi-sing, Managing Director of the Urban Renewal Authority, Mr Joseph Leung, Deputy Director of Leasing of Chinachem Group and Ms Doris Luey, Chief Strategy Officer of Television Broadcasts Limited joined the TVB Robo Cup to support the participating students and schools.

Apart from promoting STEM knowledge and creativity education, TVB Robo Cup also offered job opportunity and real work experience for the youth. Students majoring in relevant subjects from local universities were invited to design teaching materials for the workshops, as well as taking up the roles as workshop tutors and assistants on the competition day.

After rounds of exciting games, the Champion went to “Robo Warrior” of Po Leung Kuk Tin Ka Ping Primary School. The students performed excellent control of the robots with calm attitudes and sophisticated techniques. First runner-up was awarded to “SMSL” of St. Matthew's Lutheran School (Sau Mau Ping) and second runner-up was awarded to “Ching Chung Wu King Robo Team” of Taoist Ching Chung Primary School (Wu King Estate).

Dr Ray Cheung, Chairman of the Standing Committee of Hong Kong STEM Education Alliance extended his appreciation to the TVB Robo Cup that the competiton had turned STEM knowledge into real-life experience for students. Teachers and parents were able to take part in the activity to build up their relationships with the students.

TVB Robo Cup received keen support with the presence of 20 schools on the competiton day from more than 40 applications received.

TVB Robo Cup was staged in Central Market, a new landmark jointly operated and managed by the Urban Renewal Authority and Chinachem Group.

 

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