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For the third year running we have competed in the First Lego League tournament which is supported by local engineers who work for CAT engines at Perkins. The children meet every week from as little as once a week to 5 days a week at points from September to February. The purpose of the tournament is to design a robot which will tackle a series of challenges which the children have to programme; they then compete against other robots for points! However in addition to this the children have to design a new concept in line with the project brief; this year they had to introduce a new way of learning in the classroom which catered for all learning styles. They then have to present this project and their robot to many panels of judges and are scored.

We were called the ‘Darminions’ and the children decided they would design a concept of using holograms in the classroom to learn about Darwin’s theory of evolution! Minions…just because they all like minions! The children did amazingly well winning the cup for representing the core values of the league, overall regional champions cup and the national award in recognition of their hard working team spirit. 3 awards over 2 days! AMAZING!

A tough and trying day but the children were fantastic and learned so much from this – one theme across the 2 days…smiles!