September 20, 2018

Ten Kenyan students win at World LEGO championships in Texas

Lego Award which ten Kenyan High School students from Green Garden in Kikuyu bagged in Houston, Texas. [citizen digital]

Ten students from Green Garden Girls High School in Kikuyu, Kiambu County have won in the World Lego League championship in Texas, U.S.

The students who were representing East Africa in the premiere of the international championship in Texas won the award of the best NXT Robot, reports Citizen Digital.

They emerged the most innovative in creation of a robot with an aim to address water shortage.

The international teams competition was developed following a partnership between LEGO Company and a USA-based organization.

The hotly contested championship first saw the students compete at a local and regional level where they beat odds and proceeded to World Championship in Robotics Education in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) held at Houston, Texas, from April 18 to April 21, 2018.

Before they proceeded to Houston, Texas, the ten girls staged their innovativeness at this year’s competition for Robotics in STEM education at Brookhouse School, Kenya, on March 17, 2018.

In Texas, 19 national private and international schools from East Africa took part in the championship. Their main task was to challenge one another in Lego Robots with a given theme through STEM.

The international championship is aimed at stimulating and enhancing competencies, talents and creativity among children aged 9 – 17. It seeks to create a new line of thinking in how they solve problems in line with recently introduced curriculum.

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