BackgroundFIRST LEGO League is a collaboration between [FIRST] (https://www.firstinspires.org/) and [LEGO Education] (https://education.lego.com/en-gb)In 1998, FIRST Founder Dean Kamen and the owner of LEGO Group Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen joined forces to create FIRST LEGO League, a powerful program that engages children in playful and meaningful learning while helping them discover the fun in science and technology through the FIRST LEGO League experience.Dean and Kjeld have a shared belief that FIRST LEGO League inspires teams to research, build, and experiment, and by doing so, they live the entire process of creating ideas, solving problems, and overcoming obstacles, while gaining confidence in their abilities to positively use technology.The programme originated in the USA, and now is delivered in 110 countries globally. The IET has been delivering FIRST LEGO League in the UK and Ireland for 8 years. We currently run three divisions for three different age groups - Discover (4-6 year olds), Explore (6-9 year olds) and Challenge (9-16 year olds). Across the UK and Ireland, last season we worked with nearly three thousand teams, which is around 17,000 young people.
How to get involved
This can be done during curriculum time in 1 lesson per week
This guide provides an overview of what's involved in bringing FIRST® LEGO® League Discover to your school. More detailed resources and guidance are available through the IET website which is linked below.