The FIRST LEGO League Junior Expo UK & Ireland Final, for 6-9 year olds, is being held on the 16th February at UWE Bristol.
The Institute of Engineering and Technology are running the event and want as many of the teams as possible to come from local Bristol primary schools.
And they have grants available to fund the lego kit for mixed local teams from schools that are in an area of socio-economic deprivation – i.e. schools that have 25% or more of pupils with free school meals. They also want to fund hard to reach schools that are very rural, and don’t have access to this type of opportunity.
Funding provides a LEGO Education WeDo 2.0, and a MISSION MOON Inspire Set (box of LEGO and booklets). And grants are available for multiple teams from the same school.
Want to get funding for your students to take part in Lego League Junior?
Contact Lowri Walton, the FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. Programme Manager at: LWalton@theiet.org
It’s a brilliant way to introduce coding, building and communicating to children of a much younger age – which will then hopefully lead into more FIRST LEGO League teams!
PS If you’re at a school who doesn’t qualify for the grants then you can still register on the website.