Lego league inspiration for Scotland's future computing stars
Beginning this weekend (Saturday 29 November) at Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh, 28 teams of pupils from schools across Scotland will compete in the FIRST LEGO league championships. They will use robots they have built with Lego to take part in a series of educational challenges. Following events will happen on 2 December at the Glasgow Science Centre and 10 December at Aberdeen’s Satrosphere Science Centre.
They join over 250,000 young people from 80 countries worldwide in the annual championship, which is being run across Scotland by the RSE Young Academy of Scotland (YAS) and Lambda Jam, a not-for-profit organisation working to improve children's problem solving skills and enjoyment. They are working in partnership with The Institution of Engineering and Technology, which already runs a yearly event in the UK, to bring the league permanently to Scotland.
More detail on the events is available on the YAS website.