Earlier this term, Mr Graffin, and several Year 5 girls attended the WA tournament of the FIRST LEGO League (FLL), held at Curtin University. Run by FIRST Australia, this tournament is part of a national and international student robotics competition which focuses on high level problem solving, critical thinking, coding, and finding solutions to real world problems, such as natural disasters, and trash.
Today, we are delighted to announce that our upper primary robotics girls have been successful in their application for a FIRST LEGO League Robotics grant. Awarded by FIRST Australia in partnership with Google, the FLL grant includes a LEGO EV3 Mindstorms robot, a practice challenge kit, and free FLL registration -worth about $1200.
At this stage, we plan to take at least one team of Year 6 girls to the FLL 2016 competition. More details on this exciting opportunity will be released at the start of the 2016 school year. Stay tuned!
We would like to thank Tim Keely, from Curtin University Engineering Outreach, for inspiring our girls’ successful application to compete in the FIRST LEGO League.