Lego and celebrate !!

On Tuesday 10th December 2013, Miss Collins and Mr Jones took Romilly Primary’s eight Year 6 LEGO® Leaders to Wales’ first FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) final. This was held in the Waterfront Museum, Swansea.

In total, over 200,000 children ages 9 to 16 from over 70 countries have participated in different regional finals. The teams had to practise in advance, for a series of tasks based around the ‘Nature’s Fury’ theme.

The teams had to help master natural disasters by discovering what can be done when intense natural events meet the places people live, work, and play. 

The FLL Challenge had 3 parts:

·     Robot Game: First the team had to set up field and then program a LEGO® NXT robot to complete a series of missions on a map that was filled with LEGO® structures. All the while, adhering to strict rules and a 2 and a half minute time scale when undertaking as many missions as possible.

·     Research Project: The LEGO® Leaders researched natural disasters in the Philippines and created solutions to overcome natural disasters.

·     Core Values: These are the cornerstones of the FLL program. They are among the fundamental elements that distinguish FLL from other programs of its kind. By embracing the Core Values, the team learned that friendly competition and mutual gain are not separate goals, and that helping one another is the foundation of teamwork.

The team performed so well in all areas and received a medal for their participation. However, we were thrilled to find that we placed first overall out of the primary schools that entered and fourth out of all the schools (primary and secondary) that entered.

Our biggest achievement was to find that we placed first out of all the teams who participated (primary and secondary) for our Core Values. For that our team received an impressive trophy, made entirely of… LEGO of course!

We all enjoyed being a part of the FLL and are hotly anticipating next year’s competition.

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