Twenty-one Middle School and Elementary School students proudly represented TASIS The American School in Switzerland and captured two team awards at the Swiss FIRST LEGO League Regional Robotics Tournament at the Cantonal Institute of Economics and Commerce in Bellinzona on January 12.
More than 320,000 students worldwide have now participated in the FIRST LEGO League, with 40,000 teams in 98 countries dedicating themselves to researching real-world problems such as food safety, recycling, and energy and striving to develop creative solutions through imaginative thinking and teamwork. Tournaments consist of students using the hardware software-platform LEGO MINDSTORMS® to design, build, and program robots, which they then compete with on a table-top playing field.
Led by Middle School Science and Computer Science Teacher Amy Bloodworth and Middle School Math Teacher Claire Thomas, who co-founded a TASIS After-School Robotics Club for students in grades 5–8 in the fall of 2018 (a club for Elementary School students was initially founded in 2015), the TASIS contingent was broken into three teams for the regional tournament in Bellinzona. Each team found success after a grueling nine hours of competition.
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