Two St Stephen’s School Carramar teams progress to First Lego League national championships

Galaxy Goats team members Ryder Richardson and Cooper Randell.
Galaxy Goats team members Ryder Richardson and Cooper Randell.

TWO St Stephen’s School teams have made it to the national championships of the 2018 First Lego League.

The Carramar primary and secondary teams – Galaxy Goats and Raging Comets – are two of 70 groups heading to Macquarie University in NSW for the championships on December 8, selected from 840 teams who have competed in the tournament around Australia.

Themed ‘Into Orbit’, students had to design and program Lego robots to solve physical and social problems faced by humans during space exploration, such as the need for air and water, or isolation that affects humans during long-term expeditions.

Both teams competed in the state finals at Curtin University on November 24, where the Raging Comets took home a Research Award and the Galaxy Goats won an Innovation Award for the ingenuity displayed across their project.

“We have been extremely proud to watch our teams grow throughout each challenge presented to them,” principal Donella Beare said.

“Our students are continuously developing their skills throughout each stage of the competition and in doing so, they are proving there are no limits to what you can achieve in the world of STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths).”