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FIRST LEGO LEAGUE (FLL) is a global programme designed to get children excited about science and technology. A hands on programme for kids ages 9-16, FLL uses Lego Robotic Challenges based on real world scientific problems to engage children in research, problem solving and engineering. The cornerstone of the program is it's Core Values, which emphasize friendly sportsmanship, independent learning and community involvement.
I am really thrilled to be supporting the Wellington Region FLL as Coordinator and I think the FLL is really going to take off in our little city. The season for FLL begins in September and runs through November. Next year the theme is “Senior Solutions” which will be all about helping older people stay healthy, connected and mobile.
Anyone interested in FIRST programs in New Zealand should be subscribed to the primary announcement email group, facebook, or twitter
Nov 24, 2011
20 teams from Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch will compete in the Food Factor challenge for the 2nd time this month after advancing from their regional qualifier events so it’s a tournament well worth attending. The standard of research projects, innovative solutions and robot designs has been accelerating since 2009 so expect to see some spectacular achievements and great ideas.
Time: Teams arrive at 8.30am and best robot game action from 12pm – 3pm. Sunday 27th November.
Food: Good selection of hot & cold food available on site
Location: ACG Strathallan, Hayfield Way, Karaka
We’re looking forward to a great “FIRST” year in 2012 with the introduction of Junior FIRST LEGO League and a FIRST Tech Challenge pilot along with the established FIRST LEGO League events. Get involved at any level and help uncover & inspire our future science and technology stars!
Next year’s FLL theme and challenge name was recently announced – Senior Solutions
~Go FIRST Teams!
Sep 12, 2011
My little sonny is 8 years old this week and one of his present requests was for a "knitted guy" to add to his motley crew of softies. I have not made anything for him in years so I searched for a pattern that would suit his 8 year old sensibilities and also something that could be knit in a hot hurry.
I decided to knit some Monster Chunks which is a Free PDF and uses up yarn you already have. ANY yarn! It was my first time using double pointed needles and I have to admit, I am a total convert. No sewing up! This little guy took me one night to knit and that is my kind of present: Last minute and made with love.
Never to be outdone by his mother, the 12 year old snuck the sewing machine to his room and is madley sewing a softie for his little bro too.
The Dad is also in on the making and had made tiny drawings on canvas of everything Jasper loves in the world - his fave, New York.
I just love the feeling of generosity and giving and love that is in the house at the moment. All because of a little boy that came into the world 8 years ago and made us all feel complete.