A team of young engineers from Freshford Church School has been crowned champions of the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) FIRST® LEGO® League England and Wales Final.
The winning team – Freshford’s Wombats – made up of a team of 10 boys and girls aged 9-10 years old, were crowned champions at the National final on the 26th February in Harrogate, and will now have the opportunity to represent England & Wales on the global stage at the FIRST World Festival, which will be held in Houston, USA, in April.
We now need to raise funds for the team to turn this opportunity into reality. The funding will cover travel, accommodation, and subsistence for each child and their adult chaperone, for the duration of the competition. We have already secured some corporate sponsorship but still need to raise a further £10,000 with your support.
The science and technology challenge, which is aimed at 9-16 year olds, tasks teams to build a robot to tackle a series of missions, and create an innovative solution to a real world problem. This year’s competition is called CARGO CONNECT℠ and is all about exploring how cargo is transported to different destinations around the world. Teams were tasked with designing a solution to making transporting cargo more efficient and making sure they have lots of fun in the process. A Just Giving charity page has been set up to raise funds for this endeavour. Please visit that page to find out more, or to make a donation to this cause: