With the assistance of SCEA Innovation Grant, we started our First Lego League Club in Term 3 and 4 of this year. It ran on Thursday afternoons and enabled students from Years 6 to 9 to compete in a competition using Lego, coding and robotics.
The competition is designed to encourage and develop imaginative thinking and teamwork for students and is prevalent in many schools around the World, with 32,600 teams made up of 350,000+ students from nearly 80 countries. Students learnt about a modern problem in science and engineering and developed solutions. They were guided by teachers to research real-world problems and were challenged to develop creative solutions for the problems they identified.
2016 was our first year participating in this competition and all the students and staff involved in the club found it fun, challenging and rewarding. The students worked hard in preparing for the State Tournament that was held at Curtin University on the 27th November.
It has been an exciting and memorable journey where students have challenged themselves to complete tasks that they thought were too difficult. It has been amazing to see how far the students have come since they first joined the club. All students thoroughly enjoyed themselves and participated to a high standard. We now look forward to next year and improving our performance even more.
Mr Woodbine and Mr Twine