At the start of May, our Junior Infants, Speech and Language class and 6th classes held a showcase for their creations for the FIRST Lego League. The creativity and innovation on show was something to behold. FIRST® LEGO® League introduces science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to children through fun, exciting hands-on learning. Participants gain real-world problem solving experience through a guided, global robotics program. This year’s theme was Masterpiece, which focused on exploring the Arts through STEM. 

Our Junior Infants and Speech and Language class participated in the Lego League Discover program, which is a playful introductory STEM program to ignite young students’ natural curiosity and build their habits of learning with hands-on activities in the classroom using LEGO® DUPLO® bricks. They had great fun building stages for concerts, dog shows and museums amongst many others. They learnt about the people involved in putting on productions such as back stage managers and sound technicians. 

Our 6th classes took part in Lego League Explore, which focuses on the fundamentals of engineering as they explore real-world problems, learn to design, and code, and create unique solutions made with LEGO bricks and powered by LEGO® Education SPIKE Essential. The children created book festivals, art galleries, basketball stadiums, social media conventions and much more. They used green screens and digital sound-scaping to enhance their projects. 

The standard from all the projects was outstanding and was commented on by our visitor from CreativeHut who helped host the showcase. All of our classes had the opportunity to come down to see the projects and chat to the children about them. The classes had great fun participating in Lego League, all whilst valuable learning was taking place. With the innovation and creativity shown, the future of STEM is safe in their hands.