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First Lego League Success

8 January 2019 | Tagged: Senior School

A team of six First and Second Year pupils won a trophy in the First Lego League competition Scottish heats at Clydebank College prior to the Christmas break.

First Lego League is an international science and engineering competition. Each year First Lego League releases a challenge based on a real-world scientific topic, split into three parts: 'Robot Game', the 'Project', and 'Core Values'. The theme for this year's competition was 'Into Orbit'.

This year's High School team, Huck Hutton, Karan Jandu, Alexander MacLeod, Max Robeson, Alex Sevic (all S2) and Ossian Beaton (S1), otherwise known as 'HSOG Spacewalkers', constructed models, programmed a robot and developed a project on how to help astronauts survive the rigours of space travel.

The judges were impressed by the solid nature of the boys' robot design and, that having learned from their experience last year, they had completely redesigned the robot, building in numerous features for future expansion. The judges liked that they were planning a versatile robot that could be used in multiple competitions and therefore awarded them the trophy for 'Best Designed Robot'.

Although the boys did not win the overall heat to progress to the UK finals, they were very encouraged and will continue to develop the robot. They are already planning for next year’s event!

Hoping to build on the boys' success, the High School will also have a team of First Year girls entered in the West Lothian heat at the start of February.

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