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Pupils from St George's Primary School in Stamford win a trophy at the First Lego League tournament in Corby




Pupils from a school Lego club were thrilled to win a trophy at their first ever competition.

Children from St George's Primary School in Stamford competed in the First Lego League tournament in Corby.

They have been attending a weekly Lego club for the past year, working on different projects like cranes and swings with the help of their coach, Leo Shead.

The St George's Primary School Lego team with headteacher Rachel Fleming, parent helper Leo Shead and teaching assistant Lisa Stevenson
The St George's Primary School Lego team with headteacher Rachel Fleming, parent helper Leo Shead and teaching assistant Lisa Stevenson

Nine teams took part in the tournament and the St George's team won the Best Robot Performance award after achieving the highest score across three robot games. They earned 230 points compared to an average of 140.

The team was made up of Jacob Kennedy, Ben McIntyre, Ethan Shead, Finlay Robinson, Albert Blowers,Poppy Watling and Ryan Stevenson.

Ben said: “The best thing about the tournament was having fun - it’s not all about winning. We worked really hard to represent our school.”

The winning robot and trophy
The winning robot and trophy

Poppy added: "Lego club is exciting because you get to try things you’ve never done before.”

The Lego competition was open to children aged nine to 16. It promotes the development of science, technology, engineering and maths skills.

Read more: Teams compete in First Lego League tournament in Market Deeping.

The teams were also judged on their problem solving, presentations and teamwork.

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