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St Stephen’s School selected to host First Lego League

 

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ST STEPHEN’S SCHOOL has edged out a competitive field of northern suburb schools to host the 2017 First Lego League (FLL) at our Carramar Campus this November.

The First Lego League is a worldwide phenomenon which sees more than 250,000 young people aged nine to 16 research, design, program and build autonomous robots in a competitive challenge.

Three events will be held in Western Australia with Curtin University (Central) and Comet Bay (South) also hosting competitions.

“We are delighted to be hosting the First Lego League at our Carramar Campus,” St Stephen’s School Principal Donella Beare said.

“This is an opportunity for students from surrounding areas to put their creative problem-solving skills to the test on the big stage. We are expecting a strong turn-out with competitors and visitors coming from right across the northern suburbs to our Carramar Campus.”

More than just a competition which builds STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) competencies, teams have to demonstrate FLL core values including gracious professionalism and ‘coopertition’ encouraging high quality work, unqualified kindness, respect and learning.

The day itself has a carnival-like atmosphere featuring music, a master of ceremonies (MC), and competitors dressed up in costumes. It will be held on November 4.

Qualifying teams from the WA competitions progress to the Australian National tournament in December where they could qualify to compete at an international level, representing Australia.

St Stephen’s School involvement in the First Lego League is an engagement that aligns directly with the Curtin University Innovative Schools Consortium – an initiative whereby Curtin partners with innovative schools to build deep learning partnerships that identify and develop high achieving students.

To learn more about First Lego League, or for more details, please visit the following websites:

http://scieng.curtin.edu.au/about-us/outreach/first-lego-leaguefll/

https://firstaustralia.org/