In 2018 our two First Lego League teams competed at the regional competition at St Stephen’s School in Carramar, where both teams progressed to the State finals at Curtin University and one of the teams received an invitation to the National Competition at Macquarie University in Sydney.
The students loved the experience of competing against other schools and it was great to see parents support and encourage the students. Overall, our teams performed well in all events and won the top Mechanical Design at the Regional and State Competitions. We look forward to participating again this year.
In 2018 we ran the after school First Lego League Club for the third consecutive year. It has run on Thursday afternoons and enabled students in Years 6 to 9 to participate in a competition using Lego, coding and robotics.
The competition is run in many schools around the World and there are over 40,000 teams competing from nearly 80 countries. Students learn about a modern problem in science and engineering and develop solutions to potentially solve it. The competition is designed to encourage and develop imaginative thinking and teamwork for students. They are guided by teachers and parents to research real-world problems and are challenged to develop creative solutions for the problems they have identified.
In 2018 the theme of the Lego League was ‘Into Orbit’ and how we can improve the way people transport and live in space. This theme celebrated the 50th anniversary of the USA in space. The students, parents and staff involved in the club found it challenging and rewarding.