Local School Wins Big at International Lego Robotics Competition

A team from Grace Lutheran College’s Caboolture and Rothwell campuses has brought home a major award from the FIRST LEGO League Long Beach Californian Open.

Grace Lutheran College, known for its commitment to nurturing young innovators and problem solvers, emerged victorious at the prestigious FIRST LEGO League Long Beach Californian Open.

The team, "Grace Pineapples," showcased their ingenuity, strategic thinking, and passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) during the week-long competition held in May.

Comprising six talented and dedicated students, the Grace Pineapples represented their college and region with immense pride and determination.

The FIRST LEGO League is an internationally acclaimed program that challenges students aged nine to 16 years to explore real-world engineering challenges while building autonomous LEGO robots capable of completing missions.

The Grace Pineapples' exceptional performance led them to claim the coveted Peer Award for Best Overall Team, making them stand out among 80 participating teams from across the globe. The college's Head of Innovation and Enterprise, Peter Kellett, expressed pride in the team's achievement and credited their tireless efforts, innovative ideas, and commitment to making a positive impact on their community.

The FIRST LEGO League Long Beach Californian Open is a platform that enables students to combine scientific knowledge with presentation skills to propose innovative solutions to real-world challenges.

The event witnessed an enthusiastic gathering of young minds eager to demonstrate their robotic creations and engage in friendly yet intense competitions. Throughout the season, participants undergo regional and international contests, enhancing their technical expertise and showcasing their inventive ideas.

Grace Lutheran College, in partnership with FIRST Australia, has been actively encouraging its students to participate in such innovation-driven events. The college firmly believes in empowering the youth with practical learning experiences that nurture their passion for STEM fields.

Promoting innovation among young minds is crucial in building a vibrant and progressive society. By engaging in programs like the FIRST LEGO League, students not only gain valuable technical skills but also develop essential life skills, confidence, and a deep appreciation for collaboration and innovation.

Grace Lutheran College's triumph at the FIRST LEGO League Long Beach Californian Open exemplifies the college's commitment to cultivating a culture of innovation and excellence in education.

To learn more about Grace Lutheran College's inspiring journey in the FIRST LEGO League, read the full article here.

Join us in celebrating the success of these young innovators and their dedication to making a positive impact on the world through their creativity and STEM skills.