Congratulations to the winners of the FIRST LEGO League Challenge Canterbury Regional Tournament

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The School of Computing hosted the FIRST LEGO League Challenge Canterbury Regional Tournament last month, in collaboration with The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Congratulations to the challenge winners, Kemsing Primary School, who will progress to the England and Wales National Final, taking place in February!

In addition to the winning team from Kemsing Primary School, the participants also included pupils from The Leigh Academy, Schools at Somerhill, Kent College and Simon Langton Girls.

The participants competed in four challenges – Innovation Project, Core Values, Robot Design and Robot Game – which they developed with programmed robots while at school. The four challenges were judged by a School of Computing staff, and Student Ambassadors from both undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the School of Computing assisted the teams throughout the day as they prepared for each challenge.

The global STEM challenge for 9-16 year olds aims to inspire youth and grow their critical thinking, coding, and design skills through hands-on STEM learning and robotics. The LEGO League sees teams of young people competing against each other, to encourage an interest in real-world themes and develop key skills that are crucial for their future careers.

Congratulations to all who took part in the event!

Further information about FIRST LEGO League is available here:

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Image: two of the robots created by the teams.