FIRST: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology
First Lego League is not just about robot mission or a projects. It is about learning something new, sharing the learning, taking the knowledge from FLL into other activities and bringing knowledge and humour back to your team. At CTWorkshop, students take their future into their hands when they venture into the training for the First Lego League. Students embody the core values of FLL as they decide on team behaviour, penalties, division and sharing of work, presentation and much, much more…
Our FLL journey has taken us to Delft, Netherlands (2011 – Body Forward), Paderborn, Germany (2013 – Senior Solutions), Sydeny, Australia (2013 – Senior Solutions). We made many new friends .. Lego Panda from Israel, Fictions from Japan, LegoToobies from Brazil, and Project Buchephalis from Australia.
“Good karma has a way of coming back” – Coach Andrew, Sydney, Australia.
Every competition is fraught with judgement issues. However, we, as a team, have had to work through years of learning to communicate better while continuing to respect judges and other teams. We achieved this is Australia. We won the Champions Award. We felt we had achieved a lot.
Participation in the FLL 2014, ages 9-16
We, at CTWorkshop, annually train 3 teams to participate at the FLL. Team sizes vary from 6-8, and are formed on the basis of age, and within an age group, level of knowledge and competition participation of our students. Our training focuses on:
- De-briefing and designing a solution for the robot challenge
- Understanding technical and programming nuances and Science and Math concepts for a particular solution
- Identifying and researching a project idea
- Designing and testing a solution for the project
- Core values
This year’s theme, FLL World Class, invites students to design a solution to help enrich the learning in the classroom.