Record team turnout for First Lego League at CQUni Gladstone

Published:05 November 2018

TOP: Gladstone Mayor Matt Burnett with FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) Challenge organiser Sarah Jacob (Deputy Principal of Gladstone Central State School) and CQUni Senior Lecturer Dr Linda Pfeiffer. MID: First-year Education student Skye Kierys. BELOW: Event volunteers.

A record 20 teams turned out for the FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) Challenge hosted recently by CQUni Gladstone Marina Campus.

CQUni Senior Lecturer Dr Linda Pfeiffer says teams represented primary schools from across the Gladstone region, as well as from Emerald and Clermont.

"The competition tables were set up in the Grand Court and allowed for viewing by spectators from the mezzanine floor," Dr Pfeiffer says.

"Prizes were awarded for robot design, competition and core values. Four teams from the Gladstone event will progress on to the next level in Brisbane."

Students worked in teams to invent, design, fabricate and build robots from scratch, drawing out all forms of interpersonal and intrapersonal communications and testing learner literacies in mathematical, scientific, and technological core curriculum areas.

Judges Award for Resilience: Ambrose State School
Gladstone Regional Champion's Award – Robo Central (from Gladstone Central SS)
Gladstone Regional Robot Performance Award – 121 points - Robo Central (from Gladstone Central SS)
Gladstone Regional Core Values – Deno Destroyers (Denison State School in Emerald)
Gladstone Regional Robot Design - Lunar Tics (Faith Baptist School)
Gladstone Regional Research Award - Boyne Bandits (Boyne Island SS)
Gladstone Regional Gracious Professionalism Award –  St. Francis Catholic School
Gladstone Regional Teamwork Award – Kin Kora Supreme Scientists (Kin Kora SS)
Gladstone Regional Inspiration Award – Code Central (from Gladstone Central SS)