- February 3, 2020
On Saturday, January 11, our Senior LEGO Robotics team took part in the FIRST LEGO LEAGUE (FLL) Ontario East Provincial Championships. This year’s challenge theme was CITY SHAPER, which focused on building the ‘Infrastructure of Tomorrow.’ The FLL competition inspires students to apply Math, Science and Information Technology concepts to Research, Design, Build and Program EV3 Robots using LEGO Mindstorms software. This was UMS’ first year competing at the provincial level and it was an amazing opportunity for all involved. Our team competed against 40 other teams, with over 400 students and coaches in an exciting and innovation filled day.
Our Coding team set to work practicing and perfecting their missions and reviewing their ‘Vertical Gardening” presentation in anticipation of the judging for Innovation Project, Core Values and Robot Design. Everyone worked diligently and collaboratively, encouraging each other all season and this did not end during the provincials. We cheered and supported as our coding team worked under pressure during the Timed Robot Game.
Our team exhibited ‘Gracious Professionalism’ throughout the day as we treated each other and fellow competitors with respect and esteem. We were especially proud of our team for their perseverance and the core values they exhibited while representing UMS.
UMS’ first appearance at the FLL Provincials was full of fun, learning, teamwork, bonding, and creativity. We congratulate our Team Dynasty Members and Coaches for their excellent effort at this high stage of competition.