Genesis Global School, a premier day-cum-residential school in Delhi/ NCR participated in the First Lego League International Open which was held in Toronto last week. Five students of the school who represented India in the League have bagged the first position in the League’s Core Values category. First Lego League is a robotics program for 9 to 16 year olds, which is designed to get children excited about science and technology and teaches them valuable employment and life skills.
Mark Breadner, Executive Director of FIRST Canada, Skip Gridley (USA), FLL Global Judge Advisor and Dave Ellis, Director FLL, Toronto were amongst the key jury members. Five students of Genesis Global represented India and performed exceptionally well in categories such as Core Values, Robot Design, Research Project and Robot Game amongst the other 72 teams.
Students actively participated in activities like designing, building, and programming robots using the LEGO MINDSTORM KIT applying math and science concepts. The league stressed upon team-building, critical thinking and presentation skills exercises, with discussions and research around the challenges faced by the scientists today.
Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Pramod Sharma the Principal said ‘It is very exciting to see the strength of students participating in such skill based activities from across India. We feel encouraged to see the young minds gaining knowledge through participating in brain storming sessions. Our constant efforts are towards organizing an array of such platforms for the children and giving them an opportunity to test their analytical skills for critical thinking.’