Alice Cochrane, Head Teacher at Caerlaverock Primary, added:
“This was a fantastic project – we all learned a lot and enjoyed the process.’
There are already plans to bring the next challenge to Dumfries & Galloway College before the end of the year. It is also set to expand into additional regions with hundreds of children set to take part in the next challenge following on from the success of the event.
Rachel Tulloch is Project Support Manager Engineering at ESP which is bringing the IET’s First Lego League Jr to Scotland. She said:
“ESP works on behalf of Scotland’s colleges to promote energy, engineering and construction sectors and promoting working with member colleges and key partners across Scotland to promote the STEM agenda. One of our aims is to work with partners to promote these STEM sectors as careers of choice and develop seamless pathways through schools to college to university. At ESP we feel First Lego League and First Lego League Jr provide an excellent opportunity for children to develop the skills needed for these jobs of the future and to develop a flexible, project-based approach to learning. ESP are delighted to be IET’s new delivery partners for First Lego League and First Lego League Jr in Scotland. With such a successful pilot in Dumfries and Galloway, we can’t wait to expand into other RAiSE regions.”
The participating schools were Carrutherstown, Cummertrees, Penpont, Closeburn, Glenluce, Caerlaverock, and North West Community Campus.