About FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®).
FLL is an international program created to get children excited about science and technology. A hands-on program for ages 9 to 16, FLL uses Challenges based on real world scientific problems to engage children in research, problem solving, and engineering. The cornerstone of the program is its Core Values, which emphasise friendly competition, learning, and community involvement. FLL is the result of an exciting alliance between FIRST® and the LEGO Group.
Each yearly Challenge has two parts, the Project and the Robot Game. Working in teams of three to ten children and guided by at least one adult coach, teams have up to 8 weeks to: Build an autonomous robot to carry out pre-designed missions in 2 1/2 minutes; and analyse, research, and invent a solution to a theme-related real world problem.
The culmination of all that hard work for many teams is the participation at an FLL event – much like a high energy sporting event. An FLL event is a pumped-up environment with music and excitement that celebrates the work the children have done throughout the season.
The FLL Core Values are the cornerstones of the FLL program. They are among the fundamental elements that distinguish FLL from other programs of its kind. By embracing the Core Values, participants learn that friendly competition and mutual gain are not separate goals, and that helping one another is the foundation of teamwork.
- We are a team.
- We do the work to find solutions with guidance from our coaches and mentors.
- We honor the spirit of friendly competition.
- What we discover is more important than what we win.
- We share our experiences with others.
- We display Gracious Professionalism in everything we do.
- We have fun.
FIRST® LEGO® League in South Australia
In South Australia FLL is sponsored by BAE Systems and facilitated by NAMIG.
On Sunday 13 November 2016 34 South Australian teams participated in the ANIMAL ALLIES℠ Challenge, when students aged 9 to 16 will looked into the eyes of our ANIMAL ALLIES and wondered what might become possible when we learn to help each other?
The 2016 Champion's Award was presented by the Hon Susan Close, Minister for Education and Child Development to the winning team RoboRoos East.