Robotics for Young Academic Lego Lovers!
Reaching children as young as third grade, this wonderful year-long after-school enrichment program trains and nurtures elite teams of children to compete in the FLL (First Lego League) competition, which takes place in numerous countries around the world including Israel.
Attracting over 180 pupils from Jerusalem each year (elementary pupils and middle schoolers), this prestigious program trains teams of children to build a fully-functioning, fully-independent programmable robot using Lego.
Under the supervision and training of coaches – students from the fields of engineering and computer science – the children undergo a series of engineering challenges, culminating in the building of the robot and the preparation of a research report.
This one-of-a-kind program, run in partnership with First Israel, the Jerusalem Foundation, the Jerusalem Municipality and PICO kids, emphasizes entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership skills, teamwork and community involvement. As such, it offers a tremendous scientific and technological boost to hundreds of children, tens of schools and every Jerusalem community that participates.