This season’s competition is called RePLAY℠ and is all about exploring how people can become more active in their local communities.
Teams are tasked with designing a solution to getting people more active and making sure they have lots of fun in the process!
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this year’s final will be a little different to previous years. This year, everyone at home can see the amazing work of the IET RePLAY℠ teams via a live stream on YouTube.
Anyone can watch the Season Celebration which will be taking place on Friday 2 July from 12:30 pm.
The students will showcase their skills in robotics, computer programming, teamwork, research, problem-solving, and communication, demonstrating the FIRST® LEGO® League Core Values, which include teamwork, problem-solving, and innovation.
FIRST® LEGO® League gives students the opportunity to research, design, and make prototype solutions to solve real-world issues. Students experience working as an engineer over a period of several months as they prepare for their tournament.
The competition is designed to help students build important life skills and practical, hands-on experience that they can use throughout their studies and in their future careers.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is the operational partner for FIRST® LEGO® League in the UK & Ireland and runs the programme as part of the IET’s commitment to show young people the benefits of careers within Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Lucy Owen, IET FIRST® LEGO® League Education Manager, said: “FIRST® LEGO® League allows young people to experience engineering in action.
As well as bringing excitement to STEM subjects, the students get hands-on experience with robotics and designing innovative solutions to real world problems.
Developing computer programming, teamwork, problem-solving and communications skills has never been so much fun and gives students an insight into the creative and innovative careers that engineering presents.
“There is a great need for young people with STEM skills to fill the next generation of engineering roles and we are excited to see such bright young engineering minds in FIRST® LEGO® League. I’d like to wish all teams the best of luck in the Final!”
For more information about this year’s FIRST® LEGO® League competition, please visit FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge (9-16) - IET Education (theiet.org)
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