First Lego League

FIRST® LEGO® League is a global science and technology challenge for teams of students, to encourage an interest in real world issues and develop key skills that are crucial for their future careers. The students work together to explore a given topic and to design, build and program an autonomous LEGO® robot to solve a series of missions.

Year 8 student Ellis, was part of one of two teams from Plymouth School of Creative Arts, organised by computing teacher Angus Reith. The tournament was hosted by City College Plymouth. Here Ellis tells us about the day.

” On the day of the First Lego League we gathered the robots and gear then headed up to City college Plymouth. When we arrived we signed in and went to the sports hall. We set up and went to our first interview ‘ Core Values’. After that the other team went to their interview about their project plan. The two teams from our school were called; Shadows of the Universe (my team) and Hyperdrive. There were many other teams from other schools. It was really fun and we all had a great time. The robot challenges saw each team try to complete as many challenges as possible with the robots we had made, with the aim of getting as many points as you can.”

More information about the wonderful first lego league can be found here; https://firstlegoleague.theiet.org/

Story and Photos by Ellis (Year 8)