Yesterday we were privileged to attend a First Lego League Competition in Grand Forks, ND. Our oldest Grandson Noah was in the competition. His Dad is the advisor. Their team “The Knights” has eight members. The theme for the competition was Body Forward.
Youth from Grades 4 to 8, build their own robot from a kit. The robot is programmed to do specific tasks, the kids must do all of the work themselves. Teamwork and problem solving is the key.
The energy in the competition room is palpable. It was very exciting for us to see kids so enthusiastic. The Knights is a coed team, with girls and boys. ( Noah are you a a whole head taller than your classmates?) Noah is in the sixth grade.
They did great! They visited the competition tables three times, they also presented a skit ( where Noah played the part of a man eating shark that bites the leg of a Barbie off..since the challenge was Body Forward..somehow Barbie’s leg was replaced or repaired with a robot) however we didn’t stay for that part, they also had a judges interview where they talked about their design and the teamwork involved to complete their design.
It was a fun day, win or lose all these kids are winners! :)