THE First Lego League 2020/21 season begins in August and the Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT) has again registered a Derwent Valley team for the event. First Lego League is an international science and engineering competition for students aged 9 to 16 years.
“The problem-solving competition has teams of up to 10 students building, programming and competing with a robot, which must complete challenges to score points,” D’FAT facilitator Matt Hill said. “At the same time, participants are learning about a modern problem in science and engineering, and developing solutions for it,” he said.
D’FAT chairperson Nic Kaiser said the Rotary Club of Derwent Valley had provided funding to help with the continuation of D’FAT’s Derwent Valley Lego League team for a third year. “D’FAT’s Lego League team program is also supported by Children’s University Tasmania and the Salvation Army Derwent Valley Corps,” he said.
Mr Kaiser said he looks forward to the this year’s participants working as well and having as much fun as last year’s participants. “An information session for potential participants in this team program will be held at the Derwent Valley Salvation Army, 79 Hamilton Rd, at 10am on August 1. Following this information session, a 15-week program will to be held on Saturday mornings from August 8 to November 14”, he said.
“It important that all participants at the information session and the 15-week program abide by D’FAT’s COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plan and they should register their attendance,” Mr Kaiser said. For more information or to register your attendance, visit www.facebook.com/groups/derwent youth or contact Matt Hill on 0459 096 003.