FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge (IRL/UK) Watch video

Lead a hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) programme in your school or community for 9-16 year-olds.

The Programme

FIRST® LEGO® League shows young people what it means to be an engineer and work with STEM skills and subjects, but focuses on practical, hands-on learning, so they are doing, not watching. FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge is designed for 9-16 year-olds and develops key skills that are crucial for their future careers. Young people work together to explore a given topic and...

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The Programme

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"There are no words that can express my appreciation for what this programme has done for the children involved. It is for me without doubt of huge value to UK and Irish education. I often tell the students that there are days that stay with you a...

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FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge (IRL/UK)
Neil Corrigan
Team Coach and Teacher

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  • School teachers or someone who works with children
  • Someone looking for ways to engage kids in STEM
  • Someone who is working with 9-16 year olds

FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge (IRL/UK) project essentials

5 Step Guide

  • Register for your Class Pack with the IET
  • Purchase 5 x LEGO® Education SPIKE Prime sets
  • Visit the IET and Learnit resources pages
  • Receive kit and read through Team Meeting Guide
  • Run your first session!


Suggested: We recommend a 2-hour session each week for 12 weeks


More information on how to get started and any resources shared by the FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge (IRL/UK)

1015 FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge (IRL/UK) projects have already been started

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Meet the Social Innovator

"FIRST® LEGO® League introduces science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to children ages 4-16 through fun, exciting hands-on learning. Participants gain real-world problem solving experience through a guided, global robotics program, helping today's young people and teachers build a better future together. Our three divisions inspire young people to experiment and grow their critical thinking, coding, and design skills through hands-on STEM learning and robotics."

Olivia Oakley, Institution of Engineering and Technology FIRST® LEGO® League Programme Manager

1015 FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge (IRL/UK) projects have already been started

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