READY, SET, LEGO!

Preparations for the 2019 FIRST LEGO League are well underway across Carramar and Duncraig! Primary and Secondary teams are currently creating and coding their robots, studying and rehearsing for their project presentations and, most importantly, trying out their new team t-shirts. Take a look at their training ahead of the competition on Saturday 30 November.

LEGO LEAGUE INFORMATION

Join our mission into the 31th season of FIRST®! Are you ready to build a better tomorrow together?

Architects design and construct buildings. They combine science and art to make buildings and structures for their clients. Sometimes they make new buildings and sometimes they redesign old ones.

They work as part of a larger team, just like yours. Structural, civil and environmental engineers make sure a project suits its site. Construction workers like electricians, plumbers and carpenters, and project managers make sure the job stays on time and within budget. Every role is important to get the job done.

What if you could build a better world? Where would you begin?

Our cities and towns face big issues, like transportation, accessibility and even natural disasters. How can we shape a better future for everyone? It will take teamwork and imagination.

You will build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS technology to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under Core Values celebrating discovery, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism®.

Are you ready for the Challenge?

Calling all Students who are interested in solving real world problems as part of a team and competing with other schools in November.

Register your interest by filling in the online form OR email amy.aldous@ststephens.wa.edu.au

Try outs to make the team Thursday 29th August @ Lunch Time in the Library

Amy Aldous

Digital Learning Specialist Secondary – Cross Campus/Teacher – Science

First Lego League Team going to State Finals

I am tremendously proud of our SSS-Duncraig Team, aka R.O.B. (Robotic Operating Buddies) they performed exceptionally in the robot game and scored well in the core values part of the competition held today at the Carramar Campus.

As a result we have advanced with 12 other teams to the state finals next weekend at Curtin university!!

We had two other teams from St Stephens advance; The Raging Comets (Carramar Secondary Team) and Galaxy Goats (Carramar Primary Team) and overall Champions of the round!! Our Duncraig Primary Team, Space Doctors, also won an award for their project presentation.

I want to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped us so far; from encouraging the students, supervising training sessions, allowing time out of regular classes and helping with administration and organisation of equipment.

We will need to continue training this week and improve our robot design and presentation for next week’s competition at Curtin University. So please keep encouraging the students if you see them around campus before the Saturday’s Competition.

Amy Aldous

Digital Learning Specialist

Our Team: SSS Duncraig – aka R.O.B. (Robotic Operating Buddies)

FIRST LEGO Tryouts

Tryouts were held in the Community Room at lunch time today under the watchful eyes of Mrs Aldous, Mr Knight and Mrs Yan.

FIRST is an internationally acclaimed robotics program that inspires a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths in young people.

FIRST® LEGO® League is a multi-part competition judged on three important elements:

1. Robot

Teams design, build and program a LEGO® robot to complete a series of challenges. The robot has to operate on pre-programmed instructions, and complete as many tasks as possible in only 2 minutes and 30 seconds. The challenge changes every year, and is always based on the years central theme. The 2013 game, Natures Fury, was based on natural disasters and robots had to clear branches of power lines, raise flood warning signs, and more. Teams compete on adjacent tables to score as many points as possible, and a number of awards are given for robot performance, programming innovation and clever design.

2. Project

Every year, teams study the years theme and develop solutions to problems theyve identified in society. Through the project, teams learn more about the competition theme and present their ideas to a panel of judges. Working on the project teaches students to research, think critically, work as a team and speak publicly. The project shows students they have the power to change the world, as teams can share successful ideas with their community, their school, their families, even all of Australia and the world. The international FIRST® LEGO® League Global Innovation Award provides teams with a way to share their solution with the entire global FIRST community.

3. Core Values

Throughout the competition, teams are judged on their adherence to the FIRST® LEGO® League core values, including teamwork, Coopertition®, and Gracious Professionalism®. This aspect of FIRST®LEGO® League is designed to develop the students of today into the responsible citizens of tomorrow. Good examples of Core Values are observed and recognised with awards and trophies. Through this celebration of good qualities, FIRST® LEGO® League seeks to make students into better competitors, citizens, problem-solvers and engineers.

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St Stephen’s School and FIRST LEGO League Make News

Both the Weekend West  and The Sunday Times featured St Stephen’s School and the FIRST LEGO League which took place at the Carramar Sports and Leisure Centre last weekend.

Hundreds of people watched 24 teams take on the FIRST LEGO League at the weekend. Some of the teams travelled from as far as Mount Magnet and Dongara to take part in what was a fantastic community event presented by Curtin University.

The West Australian & The Sunday Times

The Weekend West

First Lego League

Carramar was the place to be on Saturday. The Sports Centre was abuzz with anticipation and excitement as competitors arrived.

Well done to everyone.

The event even made the Weekend West.

 

‘Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” – Corinthians 10:31

First Lego League

As you may have heard, St Stephen’s has been selected to host the First Lego League tournament on Saturday November 4. This is a dynamic day of coding, robotics, problem solving and collaboration among teams of young people trying to solve some pretty exciting and complex challenges.

 

 

 

Pictured below is the Duncraig Secondary team in action under the direction of Mr Corcoran.