Race Brook School & Turkey Hill School Compete
Have you heard of the wonderful Lego League program that is happening at Race Brook and Turkey Hill Schools? It is amazing. In this program students learn some great S.T.E.M. skills; everything from programming, acting, teamwork, to cooperation. Each year there is a competition entitled the First Lego League where students build a robot to perform a real world science and technology challenge. This year, in only 8 weeks, Math/Science Specialist Mr. Bruni, and LEAP specialist Mrs. Harned managed to put Race Brook’s first Lego League team together. Mrs. Corcoran, Mr. Marano, and Mrs Acker coached the team at Turkey Hill School. They all assist their students in building robots that were challenged to conserve water by fixing broken pipes made from Lego pieces, changing a water filter, making an object rain Lego water. The teams of 5th and 6th grade students met after school and, during their free time at school, to work on this project which included a poster presentation, computer coding, a skit, and building of the robots and set. The competition went off without a glitch. The students were focused on their task and some finished in the top 10 out of 27 teams. It was amazing to watch these future engineers hard at work solving the world’s problems. They are all excited to come back and compete again in the following year.