Cape Town school heads overseas to Detroit to take part in robotics competition

The German School of Cape Town will be attending the First Lego League World Championships in Detroit this April.

The First Lego League (FLL) is a worldwide themed program that helps learners develop practical science, technology, engineering, and maths (“STEM”) skills and experience through a hands-on competition.

The learners are required to design their own robot to perform particular tasks based on everyday problems.

The spokesperson for the German School of Cape Town's robotics program, Fraser Alexander says he is very impressed by the programme because it develops STEM skills in learners.

The students get to design robots that perform tasks and score points within a given time.

Fraser Alexander, Spokesperson - German School of Cape Town

The competition is based on four aspects, two on robotics, one on performing tasks and the other on what they call the robot game.

Fraser Alexander, Spokesperson - German School of Cape Town

That teaches good STEM skills - computing, mechanics and system developments.

Fraser Alexander, Spokesperson - German School of Cape Town

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