On the 15th of January 2020, St. Katharine’s Lego Robotics team took part in the First Lego League competition; we competed against nineteen other schools from the South West of England.
There were four different parts to the event, which each made 25% of the total score:
- Robot Performance – this was the most exciting part
- Core Values – such as teamwork and respect
- Robot Design – how well your robot worked
- Research Project & Presentation
In the robot performance round, the robot had a series of tasks to complete in two and a half minutes. Out of the twenty schools that took part, our team came seventh – narrowly missing out on the knock out stage of the competition. Everyone really felt the pressure during the two and a half minute rounds as we watched the robot successfully complete missions, or in some cases crash into other missions. We didn’t quite manage a perfect round but all our missions worked at least once.
Our team also came runners-up in the robot design award, bringing back a trophy made of – you’ve guessed it –Lego! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed both the day and all the work leading up to it.
By Georgie, Daisy & Alfred
Year 5/6 News Team