Students take part in global science competition
Nine students from Stamford School demonstrated their science and technology skills, when the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) FIRST LEGO League regional tournament (FLL) took place on 18th December at Loughborough University. FIRST LEGO League is a global science and technology competition for students aged nine to 16. It aims to encourage an interest in real world issues and develop key skills that are crucial for their future careers. The students work together as a team and explore a given scientific topic and plan, program and test an autonomous robot to solve several missions. Nature’s Fury was the theme for the 2013 FIRST LEGO League (FLL) competition, which challenged the teams to think like scientists and engineers in the face of natural disasters.
The Stamford School boys got the 2nd highest score in the robot game and after a disastrous first attempt when the robot refused to "behave", the boys pulled it together in the semi-finals!
Edel McInerney, Science teacher at Stamford School, said: “The students had a memorable day and thoroughly enjoyed the competition. They displayed true grit and were commended by the judging panel on their result. Although they didn’t win the overall prize, the boys received a FLL medal.
Stamford Endowed Schools is passionate about giving our students new and exciting opportunities to engage in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). A strong UK economy relies on great engineering output, and it is crucial to get the engineers of the future interested at an early age. Roll on the 2014 challenge!”