Your Move Lab contributes to success at FIRST LEGO League event!

Elaine Lewis
Coolbinia Primary School

Eleven Year 5 Coolbinia Primary students participated in a two-day Your Move Lab: Student Led Sustainability Conference. Some of these students were also members of our school’s Robotics Club. These Robotics Club members shared their Your Move Lab experience with the rest of their Robotics team members. Coolbinia Primary had two teams in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Morley regional event – Coolbinia Skyscrapers and Coolbinia Mechanics.

Nineteen teams took part in the FLL regional event on Saturday 7th December, including our two Coolbinia teams. The theme of this year’s FLL was City Shapers and was all about problem solving what solutions we need to help make cities thrive into the future.

The FLL teams took part in four activities over the event day which included the Robot Game (programming a LEGO EV3 robot to navigate, capture, transport, activate, or deliver objects around a city), Innovation Project (identifying a problem in cities, designing a solution and then sharing the solution with others and sharing it in a 5-minute presentation), Robot Design (10 minute interview about the robot design for the Robot Game) and Core Values (demonstrating how the teams have shown Discovery, Innovation, Impact, Inclusion, Teamwork and Fun through their FLL journey). The Coolbinia teams’ Innovation Projects were based on Your Move problems identified at the Your Move Lab.

The Innovation Project solutions were: 1. Micro:bit Sensor cycle helmet to repel swooping magpies from the Coolbinia Mechanics, and 2. Green Zone around inner city schools to facilitate walking, riding or scooting from the Coolbinia Skyscrapers. The attached photos show the team members in action before the judges. These two projects were judged as the best out of the nineteen on the day but the Coolbinia Mechanics just edged it to win the Innovative Solution Award.

The Coolbinia Mechanics were also placed in the top six teams on the day, across all the activities, and as a result will take part in this weekend’s State Finals at Curtin University! Many thanks to all involved in conducting the Your Move Lab and the resultant contribution to Coolbinia’s FLL success.

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James (Your Move)

Thanks for sharing this Elaine. I really like how you have taken the ideas generated at the Lab and developed them at the Lego event. For those interested in the Lab, here is a little video summary . You have earned 50 points for Coolbinia's involvement in the Your Move Lab plus 10 points for explaining how you took it to the next level.

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