February 09 2023 | SE England | Views: 370
The First® Lego® League Challenge tournament took place on Thursday 9th February at Haywards Heath College, West Sussex. Twelve teams of students, ages ranging from 9-16 from schools across the South East, took up the SUPERPOWERED challenge with the ultimate aim to win the prestigious title of Regional Champions.
The event was supported by numerous STEM Ambassadors officiating as referees and judges who ensured the teams had coded their SPIKE Prime or EV robots correctly to complete the practical mat challenges on time whilst encouraging all the participants to be inclusive, creative, and confident in their approach to this celebrated challenge.
The results were very close and the title of Regional Tournament Champions was awarded to Reigate St Mary’s Preparatory School who will now compete in the regional finals taking place on 22 April 2023 in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. We wish them the best of luck!
There were also accolades for:
Kyla Winter, First® Lego® League Delivery project lead, of Canterbury Christ Church’s STEM Hub said: “We had such an amazing day. The tournament was a colossal success made possible through the hard work, dedication and passion of our volunteer STEM Ambassadors and the amazing attitude, behaviour and commitment all the teams displayed on the day. We are already making plans for next year’s tournament!”
STEM Ambassador Zonny said: “I was delighted to be part of this well organised admired event. I thoroughly enjoyed the day taking on refereeing and judging roles. It's always amazing to see the enthusiasm and energy exuberate from school pupils. Believe it or not, I always learn new things from them.”
We thank this year’s participating schools and congratulate them on their achievements: Bennett Memorial Diocesan School, Dunottar School x2 teams, Newick Church of England Primary School, Reigate School, Reigate St Mary’s Preparatory School, St David's Prep, Uckfield College, Windlesham House School x2 teams and Woldingham School x2 teams.
The event was supported by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and delivered by The STEM Hub of the South East and Central.