OpenZone @ The Word

Thursday 6 June 2019

What is Junior First Lego League?

“Each year, FIRST LEGO League Jr. presents a new and exciting Challenge to ignite the creativity of children age 6 to 10. Each team of up to 6 children begins the exploration of this real-world theme with an exclusive LEGO® Education Inspire Model. Using this model as a starting point, they design a new model of their own with LEGO® elements. As they work, they learn basic engineering and programming skills with LEGO® Education WeDo and apply those concepts to make their model move. Teams also document their work in an Engineering Notebook and share their journey through a team Show Me Poster. Throughout their experience, teams operate under the FIRST Core Values, celebrating discovery, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism®.”

This year we were joined by 9 teams for our Junior Lego League Expo.


Ashley Primary School

  • Super Ashley Astronauts

Cleadon Village Academy

  • Moon Marvels
  • Rocket Rangers

Mortimer Primary School

  • Mortimer Master Movers

Fulwell Junior School, Sunderland

  • Moon Masters
  • Mission Geckos

West Park Academy, Darlington

  • Moonpig
  • West Park Space Station – WPSS

Willow Fields Primary School, Sunderland

  • Team Lego Fields

What a fantastic afternoon we had. Everybody won a medal and certificate and there were awards given to each team. The medals were build it yourself Lego ones and were a huge hit

Many thanks to all of those schools who joined us and we look forward to seeing you all next year!

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