Fortitude Valley State Secondary College Hosts FIRST LEGO League Challenge

First Lego League
Photo credit: FIRST LEGO League/Facebook

Teachers, volunteers, and students came out in force as Fortitude Valley State Secondary College hosted its first ever FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Challenge. 

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The FIRST LEGO League, held in November 2022, introduces science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to children through fun, exciting hands-on learning. The FIRST LEGO League Challenge, which is one of the three divisions by age group, is intended for students ages 9-16.

Around six teams from the college entered the FLL Challenge, which involved research, problem-solving, coding, and engineering, by building and programming a LEGO robot that navigates the missions of a Robot Game.

First Lego League
Photo credit: Fortitude Valley State Secondary College/Facebook

As part of the school’s preparation for the Lego League, a few industry experts from Clough, Accenture and Aurecon visited the school and discussed a range of topics including pumped hydropower storage, natural gas power stations, electricity distribution networks, Hydrogen production and other renewable sources.

The teams also participated in an Innovation Project to identify and solve a relevant real-world problem.

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What the LEGO League Offers:

  • Application of science and math concepts
  • Hands-on problem solving
  • Programming experience
  • New real-world themed challenge each year
  • Sports-like tournaments with judges and awards

“We thank everyone who helped make this event memorable! It was a great day of learning for everyone, and the students had fun whilst developing problem solving skills and resilience,” Fortitude Valley State Secondary College stated. 


First Lego League
Photo credit: FIRST LEGO League/Facebook

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) is a not-for-profit organisation founded by inventor, entrepreneur Dean Kamen in 1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. 

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Following the tournament season held every November to December, First is now preparing for the World Festival/Opens for the Lego League, scheduled from April to June.