WRPS donates bomb robot to Cameron Heights CI
November 5th, 2015
The partnership the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) has with the Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) is extremely important and invaluable; the Board reaches out in times of need, and the WRPS is there to respond. However, the relationship is also built with student and staff success in mind.
A few weeks ago, Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute (CHCI) Computer Engineering Teacher Mr. Rick Jones received a surprising email. Known for his students’ creative robot projects, the WRPS wanted to help out.
Cst. Gerber and Cst. Dreise, two members of the WRPS Strategic & Tactical Service Division, and Police Chief Bryan Larkin visited the Grade 12 tech class and presented their really cool gift – the old police bomb robot! Cst. Gerber talked about what that specific robot was able to do, the safety importance those types of robots have on human life, and how their newer models compare.
Both students and teacher were over the moon with the visit and donation, and couldn’t wait to start taking it apart to remodel. It is the perfect addition to help support the technological education curriculum; it will give students real-world application. The class plans to revamp the decommissioned robot and come up with a new and improved model and present it to the WRPS group once it’s completed.
Thank you to the WRPS Strategic & Tactical Service Division for donating such an importance piece of technology and supporting student learning. We can’t wait to see what they come up with!