Thank you very much for your kind donations to our fundraising campaign- we really appreciate your generous contributions. Unfortunately due to Covid-19, the event has been cancelled, so we are freezing the campaign. We will be in contact again once things are more settled.
We are Isla, Sam, Owen, Hazell, Olivia, Sophie and Cerys or Team Robi1kenobi! We're a group of 10-year-old engineers from Cullercoats Primary school who secured 3rd place at the FIRST® LEGO® League National finals. We are now asking for contributions to allow us to represent England at the international finals in Greece in May.
The FIRST® LEGO® League tasks teams of 9-16 year olds to build a robot to tackle a series of missions and create an innovative solution to a real world problem. This year’s CITY SHAPER Challenge saw students from primary and secondary schools learn all about architecture and the spaces we live in. The national event, was the largest ever FIRST® LEGO® League Final with over 500 young people attending who were all keen to demonstrate their skills in robotics, computer programming, teamwork, research, problem solving and communication.
We are thrilled to have successfully progressed through the regional and national competitions and now have the once in a lifetime opportunity to compete against the world’s best. The competition has been running for six years and we are the first team from the North East to qualify for the international stages.
We have been working during our lunchbreaks, in after-school clubs, at weekends and during the holidays to impress the judges with our green energy innovation project and our programming skills. We hope, not only to have more success on the international stage, but also to inspire younger pupils in our school to involve themselves in more STEM challenges.
Our success has generated interest in the local area and we have featured in the local newspapers including the Evening Chronicle; you can read this article here:
Lowri Walton, FIRST® LEGO® League IET Education Manager, said that: “FIRST® LEGO® League allows young people to experience engineering in action. As well as bringing excitement to STEM subjects, the students get hands-on experience with robotics, and designing innovative solutions to real world problems. There is a great need for young people with STEM skills to fill the next generation of engineering roles and we are excited to see such bright young engineering minds in FIRST® LEGO® League.”
Considerable funds are needed to fly us out to Greece and any amount of contribution you are able to make would be massively appreciated. We believe our story will help to raise the profile of the event and STEM in general in North Tyneside. This project will undoubtedly inspire more young people to pursue STEM subjects in their education.
Our Head Teacher’s name is Gavin Storey. Please don't hesitate to contact us if there is any way you can support us.
Thank you for your support
Go team Robi1Kenobi!
Telephone: 0191 643 3200
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