Ligbron sports state of the art Innovation Hub

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GK CRONJE

24 August 2021

Primary school learners will also be invited to join the Gecko Robotics Club, and will thus expand their knowledge and skills in this important field.

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On Thursday, 19 August 2021, Ligbron unveiled the Innovation Hub, which is a major technological advancement for both the school and the learners who will benefit from the hub. Gerhard Prinsloo, project manager of the Innovation Hub, proudly elaborated on the project. “We started the journey when Mr. Dup van Rensburg was still at the helm, and told him that we would like to be at the forefront of the fourth industrial revolution. We had the idea and the framework, and after visiting the best schools in the country presenting robotics innovation, we were ready to make work of it. When the current headmaster, Mr. Brand took his place, we were given the green light to develop the hub to the state that it is in now.” Valuable skills for the future are definitely knowledge of coding and robotics. Ligbron's Innovation Hub will give the Liggies an advantage by adding designing, coding and manufacturing of robotics as part of the Grade 8 and Grade 9 curriculum.

Primary school learners will also be invited to join the Gecko Robotics Club, and will thus expand their knowledge and skills in this important field. According to Ligbron, another major goal of the Innovation Hub is to provide a service to the community in terms of 3D printing, engraving and design. “Generous sponsors helped Ligbron bring the future to our town, and we would like to convey our gratitude to Ligbron OBBG, Ligbron Old Boys and Beautiful Girls, Major Steel, Ligbron e-learning, Mix and Match and Bulldog Broadband.” You may view more photos and videos on our Facebook page, Tribune Ermelo.