CONGRATULATIONS to six Fife schools who recently entered the First Lego League (FLL) Dundee Scottish Competition.

 

The Kirkton Kelpies from Kirkton of Largo Primary school won first prize and are now heading to the UK and Ireland Finals in Bristol. 

 

Another Brick in the Wall from Madras College won the robot knock-out.

 

Brainy Benarty Builders from Benarty Primary School won the judges’ award for their teamwork.

 

Also competing were H2O on the Go from Wormit Primary School, the Lego Legendz from Carleton Primary School and WINgardium LEGOvosa from Anstruther Primary School.

 

 

All teams displayed fantastic robotic skills, working since August to tackle the Hyrdo Dynamic challenges set for this year’s First Lego League competition.

Computer Science and Coding is part of the national technology benchmarks for all Scottish schools and the First Lego League is a great way to introduce computing science and coding into the classroom.

 

What is The FLL Challenge?

FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL)is an international, robotics-based programme which stimulates the imagination and problem solving abilities of children through engineering, computing, creativity and teamwork. It is designed to inspire the next generation of tech-savvy inventors. Each year the challenge has three parts: the Robot Game, the Project, and the FLL Core Values. Teams of up to ten children, with at least one adult coach, participate in the Challenge by programming an autonomous robot to score points on a themed playing field (Robot Game), developing a solution to a problem they have identified (Project), all guided by the FLL Core Values. Teams may then attend an official tournament.

Lambda Jam, an organisation who are supporting Computer Science in schools, provided financial assistance to teams wishing to enter the First Lego League and organised the Scottish Competitions in partnership with the Young Academy of Scotland. Their website is http://lambdajam.org/

If you would like a little help getting started with Lego programming the Fife Schools ‘Digital Learning Team’ can help. We will be running CPD courses soon to support teachers looking to get involved.


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