Teams of up to 10 young people and an adult coach are challenged to design, build and program a robot using a LEGO MINDSTORMS/SPIKE Prime kit to create an innovative solution to a real-world problem, which they then present to judges at a regional tournament.
Every tournament is supported by volunteers from a range of STEAM-based organisations. FIRST LEGO League is unique in that teams must demonstrate Core Values in everything they do. These are about inclusion, teamwork and FUN!
Teams compete in regional tournaments showcasing their robots and projects as they work together to try and qualify for the National Finals. Many teams each year represent the UK at international championships in the USA and beyond!
Minimum of 2 participants, maximum of 10 participants.
Registration for a team costs £150+VAT. This covers the cost of registration to a regional tournament, the challenge set, LEGO models and mat and supporting notebooks.
There are 12 one and a half hour sessions detailed in the Team Meeting Guides to support teachers/coaches through the challenge and prepare the team for a regional tournament. However, teams may invest as much additional time as they wish in preparation for a tournament.
Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects
Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects
Learning what the engineering workplace is like
Develop engineering employability skills
Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers
Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering
The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:
The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:
Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.
Speaking - the oral transmission of information or ideas.
Problem Solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.
Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.
Staying Positive - the ability to use tactics to overcome setbacks and achieve goals.
Aiming High - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.
Leadership - supporting, encouraging and motivating others to achieve a shared goal.
Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.
Launch STEM careers through competition... Let your students find their calling with the F1 in Schools STEM Challenge!
STEM Ambassadors from a wide range of STEM-related jobs to help bring subjects to life.
Give students the opportunity to research, design and make prototype solutions to real engineering problems.