The Australian National (East) Tournament was an exhilarating day at the FIRST® Lego League National Championship at Macquarie University. But it was 3 teams from Unity Grammar College, an independent Islamic school in Austral NSW that stole the day.
Unity Grammar’s STEM Cells X, Y and Z teams impressed judges winning trophies for their Teamwork, Innovative Solution and Innovative Presentation.
In fact, Unity Grammar’s STEM Cells Y team were 1 of 5 teams selected from 48 to represent Australia at an international event. The team will be traveling to Japan in May to compete at the FIRST LEGO League Open International 2020.
This is not the first time Unity Grammar has succeeded in this prestigious event with both STEM Cells Y and Z teams competing in Houston, Texas in 2018.
Unity Grammar even came away with an international win with their STEM Cells Z team taking 3rd place in the Robot Programming event, a great achievement for the team and the school in their rookie season.
What is FIRST® Lego League and how can my children get involved?
The FIRST® Lego League is a powerful program that engages children in playful and meaningful learning while helping them discover the fun in science and technology.
The FIRST® Lego League Robotics challenge gives students the opportunity to think like scientists and engineers. Teams will choose and solve a real-world problem in the Innovation Project.
They will also build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS technology to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game.
Throughout their experience, teams will operate under the FIRST® Lego League signature set of Core Values, celebrating discovery, teamwork, and gracious professionalism.
Some schools like Unity Grammar College in Austral embrace this style of learning and offer their students opportunities to learn via this medium and even compete.
If you would like your child to have a similar experience and embrace the joy that science and technology can bring It would be recommended to investigate if your child’s school offers similar opportunities or perhaps consider enroling your children into a school like Unity Grammar.
Unity Grammar College’s STEM Cells X team won the prestigious 1st place trophy for Teamwork. (Maise Alqudah, Maysa Maarbani, Eman Hafda, Zayn Maarbani, Zain Khan [C] and Ms Laila Qadan [C])
Unity Grammar College’s STEM Cells Y team won the 1st place trophy for their Innovative Solution to their research project. (Muhammad Hardan, Murtajiz Hassan Raja, Abdurahman Rifai, Amina Al-Said, Haneefah Lawal, Yasmina El-Bureeny, Daniya Syed, Zain Khan [C] and Ms Laila Qadan [C])
Unity Grammar College’s STEM Cells Z team won 2nd place trophy for their Innovative Project presentation. (Rayaan Nabi, Omar Irshad, Jaafar Maarbani, Eman Dehen, Dania Akkari, Shahtaz Sultana, Zain Khan [C] and Ms Eaman Badaui [C].)