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4 June 2018

Students from Christ the King School, Newcomb, at the First Lego League European Open Invitational in Hungary.The dedication to STEM education at Christ the King School, Newcomb, has paid off at the First Lego League European Open Invitational in Hungary.

 

After spending almost six months redesigning the Point Henry precinct into a totally sustainable tourist attraction, the team of seven students accompanied by Team Coach Aisha Kristiansen and Principal Jose Blackley travelled to the competition via Singapore to see the inspiration for their project in real life.

 

As part of the research component of the First Lego League Competition, students had to solve a real world problem related to water. The team created a totally sustainable irrigation system for their tourist attraction and worked with industry experts from Barwon Water. In addition to this, the team designed and programmed a fully autonomous EV3 robot to solve missions on the First Lego League game mat. Underpinning both of these components was the Core Values section. The students were judged on their critical thinking, creativity and collaboration skills. The team also had to demonstrate that they understood the ethical implications for their design and got their solution out into the community.

 

Not only was the team's idea mentioned at the Victorian State Parliament, the City of Greater Geelong did a feature story on their proposal which reached over 7,000 views throughout the community. As a result of their incredible idea and teamwork, Cre8te the Future were awarded First Place in the Core Values Section ahead of 67 teams from around the world. Catholic Education Melbourne students were standing amongst some of the cleverest kids from across the globe and they stood tall. In addition to the team's success, Aisha Kristiansen received the International Coach/Adult Mentor's Award.

 

This trip was made possible by the generous support of Catholic Education Melbourne, community donations, fundraising and industry partnerships. We are so proud of these seven students and know that they will do an amazing job in ‘creating the future’.