On December 5, 2015, after 10 weeks of research, design and practice, children from 12 Peterborough-area primary schools gathered at Caterpillar’s Peterborough facility to take part in the First LEGO League - Trash Trek Challenge regional final. More than 40 Caterpillar employees have been working as coaches with their allocated school teams to guide and teach the children to design, build and program a LEGO robot to complete a set of obstacles.
This is the ninth year Caterpillar has supported the FIRST LEGO League. Programs like these build Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills to stimulate innovation and foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication and leadership. Caterpillar is a proud sponsor of several FIRST LEGO League teams around the world.
The teams of 9- to 11-year-old students were scored on project work, teamwork and robot design.
It was a fantastic and competitive day for all. The overall champions were from Newborough Primary School, the “Wheelie Bins,” who will go on to compete in the UK final in Loughborough in February.
Caterpillar also supported three secondary school teams who competed at a FIRST LEGO League competition in Market Deeping on December 12. Both schools won top category trophies for their core values and science projects.