As achievements go, it is almost impossible to overstate the one of Wee Waa High School’s Bush Bots robotics team at the weekend.
The Bush Bots, who in their short history have already built up an impressive reputation, went up against the best teams from around Australia, and even contenders from Turkey, Taiwan and India in the FIRST robotics regional final in Sydney.
But being possibly the smallest school in the competition didn’t faze them - they finished runners-up, earning a possible trip to Houston for the world final next month.
It was a remarkable effort.
“We’re a country school competing in a global competition,” teacher mentor Steve Druce said.