Freedom kids train for world robotics competition

FREEDOM, Wis. (WBAY) - A team of elementary school students from Freedom is prepared to compete in an international robotics competition.

Freedom robotics practice

Teams from the group Freedom Bots are on their way to Louisville, Ky., this weekend to compete with more than 1,000 robotics teams from around the world.

Students compete in teams of two and are challenged to drive the robots they built to score as many points as possible achieving specific objectives.

Thursday night was the students' last practice before the event.

"I think we're going to be good and win it, or at least take 2nd or 3rd place," student Colin Peterson said confidently.

Freedom Bots has been around for about three years. In that time it's grown to a group of about 15 students.

"What the program does is it allows the students a great opportunity to practice their leadership skills, their teamwork skills, and communication skills," coach Angie Shepard said.

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