Jun 2016

Next generation’s innovators

Local school has won 1st Prize for Strategy & Innovation at the 2016 First Lego League Trash Trek Open European Championship

Children from a local Melbourne primary school have won 1st Prize for Strategy & Innovation at the 2016 First Lego League Trash Trek Open European Championship. The team, named the I-Bots, came 16th overall on robot performance.

83 teams from 40 countries built, tested and programed an autonomous robot to solve a series of missions in the games. It’s a Lego competition, but at its heart it asks students to develop solutions to real-world problems using science and engineering.

MiniFAB is very proud to have contributed $500 to the team’s fund raising efforts, which helped cover the entry fees and flights to attend the competition in Tenerife, Spain.

“We were thrilled to be able to support the I-Bots, what engineer doesn’t love a good Lego competition? But it’s also a wonderful to see the next generation using science and engineering as tools to solve real problems,” said MiniFAB’s CEO, Erol Harvey.

The I-Bots were invited to represent Australia in Spain after their performance in the First Lego League Robotics competition in Sydney last year.

This is the third year that students from Glendal Primary School have represented Australia overseas in robotics.

“We’re immensely proud of our five I-Bots — Stephanie, Amy, Enda, Danil (all Grade 6) and Kai (Grade 5),” Glendal Primary School principal, Deborah Grossek, said.

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