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Pupils Construct Robots from Trash!

School pupils from across South Wales will today (Thursday 10 December) showcase their science, technology and engineering skills at this year’s FIRST LEGO League (FLL) regional tournament at the National Waterfront Museum.

A project set by the Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW) and STEM Cymru, 12 teams of pupils will compete against each in a Trash Trek challenge where they will be tasked to gain as many points as possible in 2 minutes 30 seconds by completing a series of missions using a LEGO MINDSTORMS kit. 

Work for the challenge started in the autumn team and they will now test their entry before they compete on Thursday. They will be judged on robot designincluding innovative design, programming and robustness and the written project, outlining what they have learnt about the science and engineering behind the challenge theme.

“We are delighted to once again work with the Engineering Education Scheme Wales to host this event,” said Learning & Interpretation Officer at the Museum, Leisa Bryant.

“It’s a great opportunity to promote the STEM skills – science, technology, engineering and mathematics as well as present pupils with a platform to showcase their innovations and talents,” she added.

“This is the third year that we have held the South Wales Regional Tournament in the National Waterfront Museum, and the competition has grown each year,” said Huw Hall Williams of STEM Cymru. 

He continued: “We are really excited about this year’s Trash Trek challenge as it has allowed us to extend the First Lego League competition into North Wales, and would like to thank all the school pupils and their dedicated teachers for taking part.” 


Notes to editor

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