First Lego Competition
First LEGO League Team Success
On Saturday 2 November the Pulteney Pro Programmers competed in the regional First LEGO League competition at Pedare Christian College. First LEGO League is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) based initiative which involves students working in a small group to complete various challenges around a theme. This year the theme was City Shaper.
There are three core components to the competition. Firstly, students are required to design a robot and then program the device to complete a series of tasks on a game board. The second part of the competition involves an inquiry project. Students are expected to independently research a real-world issue and propose a suitable solution. This year our students decided to take on the issue of stress levels in the city designing a relaxation pod to calm the nerves of city workers. The final part of the competition is an interview in which the students must demonstrate how they have applied the core values of First LEGO League including teamwork, “Coopertition” and “Gracious Professionalism”.
We are very pleased to announce that the team won the presentation award with the judges particularly commenting on their well-organized research and excellent communication skills. Based on their overall performance in all three sections, the team was also lucky enough to achieve selection for the national finals to be held at Swinburne University on Sunday 24 November.
The following students are to be congratulated for their outstanding efforts;
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