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CENTRAL QUEENSLAND STUDENTS HAVE PUT THEIR DESIGN AND CODING SKILLS TO THE TEST, AS CQUNIVERSITY GLADSTONE HOSTED THE ANNUAL FIRST LEGO LEAGUE (FLL) TOURNAMENT.
The energetic and exciting science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) challenge is part of a global competition for primary and secondary students, with 11 schools represented in Central Queensland.
Organiser and Gladstone West State School deputy principal Sarah Jacob said 140 students were excited to show off their skills at the Gladstone event on October 31.
“Our FLL event is always a highlight in the STEM calendar for our region’s primary and secondary schools, this year more than ever,” she said.
“Adhering to our COVID-safe plans, we were able to bring kids together from as far away as Emerald, to compete, challenge themselves and have fun at our Gladstone Regional Tournament.”
The event challenged teams to solve scientific challenges, and code Lego robots to complete missions around a game table.
The Champion’s Award was won by Chanel College’s Chanel Crocs, who will proceed to the State Competition in Brisbane in December, along with Gladstone State High School’s Rekin Sharks and Calliope State School’s RoboTRACKS.
Sarah thanked volunteers for making the big event happen. She also acknowledged the support of sponsors CQUniversity, Shell’s QGC business and Gladstone West State School.
“We wish our local teams all the best for the State Competition, and we hope 2021 will be bigger and better than ever for our First Lego League!” she said.