On Saturday 6th January, Stanborough School hosted a First Lego League Robotics Competition. The First Lego League is an international competition organised by FIRST for primary and middle school students. In September each year, a new challenge is announced that focuses on a different real-world topic related to the sciences. The robotics part of the competition revolves around designing and programming Lego Mindstorms robots to complete tasks. The students work out solutions to the various problems they are given and then meet for regional competitions to share their knowledge, compare ideas, and display their robots.
The teams had to carry out a research project on an area of hydrodynamics. The Stanborough team did extremely well, with our mixed Year 7 and 8 team winning two awards. A project summary will be included in a future edition of the Stanborough Times. The first award was for Core Values; during their presentation they showed teamwork and excellent communication skills. The judges also noted that Harry Beale showed outstanding leadership during this presentation. The second award was for the robot design; they received this award for the multi attachments they used on their robot to complete missions and how they structured their chassis.
“This was my first time in the Lego Robotics team. I feel that we all learnt something new on the day like better teamwork.” Matthew Williamson 7K
We welcomed teams from all around Hertfordshire to the competition, with a team even coming down from South Yorkshire. Overall the day was a huge success and all the visiting teams really enjoyed the experience.
Well done to all the students who competed in the competition and a massive thank you to all the current and past students, staff, parents and local business people for volunteering to support the organising of the day and making it such a success!