The First Lego League competition, sponsored by global software giant SAP, took place at the KZN Department of Education Training Institute in Durban on Saturday, October 24th.
The competition was organised by The KZN Science Centre who supported, trained and prepared the learners throughout the year.
After an exciting day’s competition which saw 17 teams participating, it all came down to a nail biting finish when 2 teams tied for first place. After a tense playoff ensued – SAP Legocy of Crawford College La Lucia emerged as the overall winners.
SAP Legocy will now go through to represent KZN at the South African National SAP First Lego League championships at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Johannesburg this December and, if they win, they will represent South Africa at the international championships held in the USA in March 2016.
Prenisha Raghunandan, the Crawford College La Lucia school teacher who spoke on behalf of the learners said that they were amazed and ecstatic to win such a prestigious competition and look forward to the nationals in December where they will not only represent their school but their province as well.
Candice Potgieter, Chief Executive Officer of The KZN Science Centre says, “Over 150 learners from 17 schools took part in this year’s competition. The standard was really high and it is so rewarding to see the impact this competition has on the lives of these learners”.
Other category awards that got handed out on the day were for the Robot award, The Robot Performance Award, Project Awards, Core Value Awards and lastly, the Judges Award.