Our Lego team enter the annual First Lego league tournament
On Saturday 18th January, pupils from Polebrook School took part in the annual First Lego League Tournament which was held in Corby.
The theme this year was City Shaper. The children needed to design and build a Lego robot and program it to do a variety of jobs within a city landscape in order to score points. Some of the tasks required include crossing a bridge, constructing buildings and moving to different zones of the map. The children were not allowed to touch or move the robot at all during the tournament so lots of measuring and accuracy were involved in order to get the programming just right!
The children were also asked to solve an issue with a building within their community. They decided on building a second story for our school in order to grow our own food and create solar energy to make our building more eco-friendly.
The children needed to create a presentation about their project, the impact it would have on our school and the environment whilst also researching solar panels, wind turbines and green houses.
Finally, the children came up with an innovative team name (Lego Busters) and logo design, which was printed on our team t-shirts that we wore on Saturday.
During these tasks, the children needed to show the Core Values of the tournament, which celebrate innovation, teamwork and professionalism.
We were so proud of how well our team did at the competition, from presenting their work to a panel of judges to competing in intense, epic robot battles against other schools.
Thank you so much to Caterpillar for sponsoring us during the tournament and for coaching the team. We cannot wait to take another team to the competition next year!