The Canaries final of the 'First Lego League' is taking place in Tenerife
The 10th First Lego League finals are taking place this weekend, which will see the winners go through to the international finals later in the year, which promote scientific and technological vocations among young people from different learning experiences, supported by the Tenerife Cabildo at the Tenerife Science and Technology Park (PCTT).
In total, there are 37 teams and 220 contestants taking part in two categories at this year’s event, with the theme of 'The Cargo Connect Challenge' which invites them to learn how cargo is transported, sorted, and delivered to its destination, from long distances to the 'last mile'.
In the FLL Explore category, which is for 6-9 year olds, with 21 teams participating, of which 19 teams are from Tenerife and two are from Gran Canaria; then there are 16 FLL Challenge teams, for 10-16 years old, of which 14 are from Tenerife and two are from Gran Canaria.
It is a face-to-face tournament, which started yesterday afternoon (Friday), and concludes today at the Colegio Hispano Británico where both the FLL Explore and the FLL Challenge teams will present their innovation projects and robots.
The island Councillor for Innovation, Enrique Arriaga, said yesterday that "this tournament seeks innovative talent, minds that can face any challenge from a scientific or technological perspective, and it allows us to discover brilliant young people with important scientific vocations every year."
He added that "this year is a very special edition for everyone involved because the Science Park is celebrating its 15th anniversary, in which various actions will be carried out and this is one of them".
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