CREST Awards

Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) enrichment activities to inspire and engage young people aged 5-19 years

19/12/2014

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FIRST LEGO League

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FIRST LEGO League FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) is an exciting global robotics programme that encourages children to propose and implement an innovative solution to a real world issue. The challenge provides a cross-curricular approach to teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics, while developing core skills that are crucial to future careers.

FLL is a mentor based educational opportunity that inspires self-learning, and can be integrated as part of the curriculum, within out-of-school clubs or amongst a group of friends.

Can FIRST LEGO League teams improve the quality of life for seniors by helping them continue to be independent, engaged, and connected in their communities?

In the 2012 SENIOR SOLUTIONS Challenge, over 200,000 children ages 9 to16 from more than 60 countries will explore the topic of aging and how it may affect a person’s ability to maintain his or her lifestyle – solving issues like getting around, keeping in touch, or staying fit. Teams will research obstacles and then suggest ways to improve the quality of life for the seniors affected. Teams will also build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® robot to solve a set of missions on an obstacle course.  Throughout their experience, teams will operate under FLL’s signature set of Core Values.

To find out more about FIRST LEGO League and how you can get involved click here. If you are already registered for FIRST LEGO League and would like to find out more about the CREST Awards and how you can register please contact your CREST Local Coordinator