SEK organises the FIRST LEGO LEAGUE international science and robotics competition

University Camilo José Cela and SEK El Castillo International School have hosted a new edition of the FIRST LEGO League Tournament in Madrid, an international research, problem solving and science challenge for young people aged 10 to 16.

With the aim of promoting vocations for science and technology through fun and play, young people in 24 teams from different schools of the Madrid Region showcased their science projects – constructing and subsequently programming a robot made of Lego pieces -, to a packed auditorium.

The winning teams from the seven categories were the following:

LEGO Robotix Education Award to Young Talent

Team: Stranger Team

Entrepreneurship Award

Team: Lego Wars

Robot Behaviour Award

Team: Infinity

Robot Design Award

1st Place Team: Fortress

2nd Place Team: Aura

Innovation Project Award

1st Place Dragados. Team:  City Fixers

2nd Place Team: Las Nieves

FLL Values Award

1st Place Team:  Green Travellers

2nd Place Team: Colegio Recuerdo

Finalist Award

1st Place Team:  Hufflebot

2nd Place Team: Infinity

The FIRST LEGO League Jr competition also took place, aimed at children between 6 and 9 years old, designed to capture their curiosity and help them discover the possibilities of improving the world around them.

Beyond that achieved at the event itself, the tournament aims to foster vocations for science and technology, as well as developing skills such as complex problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, people management and teamwork.

Spain has traditionally favoured strong participation in the FIRST LEGO League In fact, Spain is the country with the most teams in international tournaments, after the USA.

More info at: www.firstlegoleague.es