Welcome to the world of FIRST® LEGO® League!

FIRST® LEGO® League is a fun, hands-on, global STEM programme delivered in the UK and Ireland by the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology). 

FIRST® LEGO® League engages all learners aged 4-16 years old, helping them build confidence and skills as they explore each season’s real-world scientific theme. This year it’s MASTERPIECE – let’s celebrate the ARTS in STEAM!

There are 3 FIRST® LEGO® League divisions: Challenge (9-16 year olds), Explore (6-9 year olds) and Discover (4-6 year olds). Get involved today!

FIRST LEAGUE CHALLENGE

Age: 9 to 16

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John, Raising Robots Trainer and big Challenge fan…

What is it?

FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge is a global STEM competition for 9-16 year olds. Working in teams (10 max), young people work together to identify a problem based on the annual theme, design an innovative solution and share the problem and solution with others! They also build and program an autonomous robot using LEGO Education SPIKE Prime to complete exciting, mat-based missions in the Robot Game!
At the end of each season, teams showcase their projects and robots on Tournament Day… the perfect way to celebrate every team’s achievements!
This hands-on STEM programme gives young people the opportunity to apply and develop their STEM skills whilst developing their teamwork, critical thinking, research, communication and confidence – whilst having fun!

What you need to do…

  • Decide if you would like to run FLL Challenge as a Class Pack (as part of the curriculum for your whole class) with an in-school celebration event OR as a Team Event (for a team of up to 10 as an extra-curricular activity) with a place at a Regional Event where teams compete against other local teams, with the chance to go on to compete at the National Finals – and even International competitions!
  • Register with the IET to take part in FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge and receive the resources you need

What you need from Raising Robots:

x1 LEGO Education SPIKE Prime and Expansion Set per team of 10

What Raising Robots can offer you…

• Teacher Training (online or face-to-face) on getting started with SPIKE Prime and FLL Challenge
• Ongoing expert support and advice
• Additional SPIKE Prime and Expansion Sets to support your teaching of STEM

 

FIND OUT MORE AT THE IET

FIRST LEAGUE EXPLORE

Age: 6 to 9

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Sarah, Raising Robots Trainer and big Explore fan…

What is it?

FIRST® LEGO® League Explore introduces children aged 6-9 to the exciting world of STEM as they work in teams to explore and research a real-world science and technology challenge! This year’s theme is MASTERPIECE – celebrating the ARTS in STEAM!
In FLL Explore, teams identify a problem and creates an innovative solution whilst learning about designing, building and coding using a LEGO Education SPIKE Essential robotics set! During team meetings, children develop their teamwork, critical-thinking, problem-solving and communication skills – whilst having fun too!
At the end of each season, teams showcase their LEGO models, research and ideas at a fun celebration event – what a superb way to showcase and celebrate every child’s achievements!

What you need to do:

  • Decide if you would like to run FLL Explore as a Class Pack (as part of the curriculum for your whole class) with an in-school celebration event OR as a Team Event (for a team of 6 as an extra-curricular activity) with a place at a Regional Festival where pupils share their work!
  • Register with the IET to take part in FIRST® LEGO® League Explore and receive the resources you need

What you need from Raising Robots:

x1 LEGO Education SPIKE Essential per team of 6

What Raising Robots can offer you…

  • Teacher Training (online or face-to-face) on getting started with SPIKE Essential and FLL Explore
  • Ongoing expert support and advice
  • Additional SPIKE Essential sets to support your teaching of STEM

 

FIND OUT MORE AT THE IET

FIRST LEAGUE CHALLENGE

Age: 4 to 6

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What is it?

Children aged 4-6 yrs old work together in teams of 4 to investigate a fun, real-world challenge and build models using LEGO® DUPLO® bricks from a set of STEAM Park!

There are 10 hands-on, playful learning sessions which engage all children, sparking their curiosity about the exciting world of STEM! At the end of the season, the Celebration Event is a superb way to showcase and celebrate all of your children’s achievements!

What you need to do:

  • Register with the IET to take part in FIRST® LEGO® League Discover and receive the resources you need (this includes the Team Meeting Guide, Discover Models, Discover More Sets, Engineering Notebooks, Certificates & Trophies!)

What you need from Raising Robots:

x1 LEGO Education STEAM Park per group of 4-8 pupils

 

What Raising Robots can offer you…

  • Teacher Training (online or face-to-face)
  • Ongoing expert support and advice
  • Additional Early Years LEGO Education resources to support your teaching of STEM

 

FIND OUT MORE AT THE IET
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The most important thing… fun and impactful learning:

If you’re new to FIRST® LEGO® League, there can be a lot to take in! 

If we can support you in any way as you begin – or develop – your FLL journey, just reach out to us here! Our team of experienced LEGO Education Academy Trainers support coaches, schools, home educators and organisations across the UK to help make sure that FLL is a successful, impactful and inclusive experience. So reach out if you need any help in getting started, getting restarted or developing your FLL journey!