Peachester students turn LEGO crazy

MEMBERS of Peachester State School’s Team Technic Brix were excited to recently compete for the first time in the international FIRST LEGO League challenge at Noosaville.

The team of 12 students from years 4-6 participated under the guidance of parent Matt Schmidt, teacher Jane Robertson and school principal Kim Fillery.

Each team was required to construct a LEGO robot programmed to perform tasks such as moving, pushing and pulling objects across a specially designed cargo connect table with points awarded for completing the various tasks.

Kim said the tasks needed to be completed while applying gracious professionalism, which was a way of doing things to encourage high-quality work, emphasise the value of others and respect individuals and the community.

In preparation for the event, the Peachester team worked on five of the 16 required tasks with their robots, Tech Hub and Techie.

The winners from Noosaville progressed to the Australian grand final, with the international final to be held in Los Angeles.