We are Team Safety Sisters from the Irish Girl Guides Howth Unit in Co. Dublin, Ireland. We have been selected to represent Ireland in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Challenge International Open in Brazil from 5 - 7 August 2022. For most of us, this is our last opportunity to compete in this global STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) challenge as we are now 16 years old. Please help make our dream possible by supporting our travel costs.
About Our Team
Cara and Monica have taken part in FIRST LEGO League through the Irish Girl Guides for four years. Claire and Karina joined our FLL team last year during the COVID lockdowns. Not only did we compete as a team ourselves this year, we also helped mentor 7 other Irish Girl Guide teams this season. Mentoring other girls gave us a chance to share our learning and help other girls realise their potential.
FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge is a global STEM programme for teams of young people, to encourage an interest in real world themes and develop key skills that are crucial for their future careers. We work together to explore a given topic and to design, build and program an autonomous LEGO® robot to solve a series of missions. This year we explored the world of cargo and transport during the Cargo Connect Season.
We have developed presentation, leadership and teamwork skills and have had a lot of fun building and coding our robot. Thank you to the Irish Girl Guides, Learnit, Dublin City University, The Institution for Engineering and Technology, and our leaders and mentors for their support this season.
We promise to continue to work hard this summer to do our very best at this global competition and to represent Ireland well.
Thank you very much for supporting our journey to Rio. Follow us on social at #SafetySistersRio2022.
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