Local schoolchildren, supported by DMU volunteers, have been working tirelessly to become tournament-ready for Leicester’s First Lego League tournament, which is being held in The Venue@DMU on Wednesday 10 January 2018.
The First Lego Leagueis a global robotics-based, life skills competition for teams of children aged 9-16 years. It develops problem-solving, critical thinking and communication skills
We are looking for volunteers to support the event – you can become a ‘robot referee’ or a judge for the Project and Core Values section (see below).
There are three parts to the competition:
- Robot Game: Teams design, build and programme a robot using a Lego Mindstorms kit to autonomously complete a series of missions on a specialised field and to score as many points as possible.
- Project: Through the project, teams learn more about the science and engineering behind the challenge theme. The teams identify a problem related to the theme, research the issues and propose a solution. The theme for this year is Hydro Dynamics – how humans find, transport, use and dispose of water.
- Core Values: While competing, the teams have to demonstrate core values including teamwork, respect for others and friendly competition.
Volunteers will need to be available from 1.30-3.30pm on Tuesday 9 January for training and 8.30am-3pm on Wednesday 10 January for the tournament. For more information please contact Mason Day.
Supported in the UK by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the January tournament follows the recent Government announcement that 2018 will be ‘The Year of Engineering’ – a national campaign to increase awareness and understanding of what engineers do among young people aged 7-16, their parents and their teachers.
Posted on Thursday 21st December 2017