Mission Statement

The Downsview Robotics Team (DRT) will be dedicated to providing a robust, engaging, and exciting experience that will enable a broad cross-section of students to explore their common interests, broaden their horizons and actively reach their full potential. The DRT will serve as a vehicle that facilitates mentorship between staff and students, senior students to junior students, as well as community members mentoring Downsview Secondary students. In addition, the DRT will promote:

  • Passion and respect for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

  • Safety when working with equipment

  • Success by gaining confidence as independent learners and problem solvers.

  • Work collaboratively as a team in small, high-focus, high-commitment groups

  • Encounter and learn and implement short and long term strategic planning fundamentals related to the First Robotic Program

  • Life-Long learning to create and grow leaders in our community