With Lego Masters taking to the screen and having most of us watching on in awe, we thought you’d like to read about the recent success of our very own local Lego masters!

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The robotics team at Chancellor State College – the RoboRoyals – recently returned from Texas, where they were part of the world’s biggest Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (or STEM) competition.  After a recent podium finish at national level, they jetted off to Texas to compete on the global stage.

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The RoboRoyals went head to head against a whopping 45,000 teams from all across the world. We are super-proud to announce they brought back a runners up trophy. Wow!

They took out second place for Gracious Professionalism.

“Gracious Professionalism is how you work together as a team and how you work well with other peers as well,” explains team member, Ellie Vloedmans.

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As valuable as the trophies they are racking up, is the tremendous bond they have formed as a team working with intense challenges.

“We’ve made great memories and had great experiences that I’m really thankful for,” says team member, Jameson Harvey.

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We have been incredibly proud to support this team of high achievers, and along with our local Council, have helped them to travel to Houston to show off their skills in the very FIRST Lego League. Here, they tested their skills against a massive half a million students, some of the world’s very best.

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The young engineers built a BioPod – an incredible creation designed to grow plants on Mars. One of the BioPod’s features is that it closes at night time and opens during the day to let heat and light in. This invention fitted perfectly with the theme of ‘space’.

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The students are looking forward to next year with much excitement as they are set to compete in a higher league.

These bright young people have aspirations to take their skills to the next level after school to pursue studies in engineering, mechatronics, and industrial design.

Our future is in very good hands!