Tharsus is proud to support the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) organisation’s Lego League tournament – a programme for students run in the UK by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), involving 60 competitions held right across the UK and Ireland.
FIRST Lego League was founded in 1998 and subsequent events have seen participant numbers increase year on year. Teams choose and solve a real-world problem as well as building, programming and testing an autonomous robot. The initiative is a chance for young people to get hands-on with robotics and learn valuable skills including computer programming, problem-solving and communication.
28 teams from 14 primary and middle schools in North Tyneside descended on Sage UK’s headquarters in Gosforth last month to participate in two days of tournaments. The event was organised by North Tyneside Council’s Early Years and School Improvement Service and Tharsus was happy to attend and assist with the proceedings. It was a lot of fun introducing the students to the technology and helping them tackle the challenges of the league.
The winning teams were Battle Hill Primary and Cullercoats Primary. Both now head to the UK and Ireland Finals which will be held this weekend, the 16 and 17 Feb, at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).
We’d like to wish both teams the best of luck!
If you’re a student planning your future and considering a career in robotics and engineering, you might want to take a look at Tharsus’ apprenticeship opportunities. You can find out what’s involved, keep your eye on vacancies and apply at our careers website.