From Teacher of Engineering, Mr Duckworth: “Several of our Year 9s have been selected to take part in the annual ‘Lego League’ competition. Last Friday, the students started preparations for the competition, which this year is based around the theme of ‘space’. The competition is split into 3 events and students will be judged on the following:
- Demonstration of the league’s core values:
- Discovery:We explore new skills and ideas.
- Innovation:We use creativity and persistence to solve problems.
- Impact:We apply what we learn to improve our world.
- Inclusion:We respect each other and embrace our differences.
- Teamwork:We are stronger when we work together.
- Fun:We enjoy and celebrate what we do!
- A five minute presentation on a problem they have identified, how to investigate and solve, i.e. generating oxygen or recycling water in space, protecting humans and spacecraft from radiation or micrometeoroids, recycling waste in space, etc.
- Finally – the biggest challenge! Students are challenged to design and programme a robot to complete a set number of tasks in 2 and a half minutes.
Students have until the end of the month to get ready before competing with other schools from around the Greater Manchester area. This is Trinity’s first attempt at the league and I wish them all the best!”
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