This past weekend, Quarry Lane hosted a FIRST Lego League (FLL) Tournament where 16 teams from across the Bay Area competed in the FIRST Lego League City Shaper Challenge.
Not only do teams of 5th to 8th grade students build and program Lego robots to complete a robot game challenge, but they also present an innovation project of their own choosing, and undergo a judging session where they share what they've learned about FIRST's Core Values of Discovery, Innovation, Impact, Inclusion, Teamwork, and Fun. We're happy to have invited so many kids and families to our campus to share in a day of celebration and fun. Spirits were high both on and off the field, and not only did students work with their teams on their robots, but they enjoyed a pick-up soccer game and foosball fun during our lunch break. The entire Quarry Lane community got in on the fun, with many of our parents and faculty helping out. Over 30 of our high school FRC/FTC students volunteered to help make this weekend a success, and our middle school FTC team hosted donation-based coffee and snack stand fundraiser that they entirely organized. We're especially proud that one of our very own teams won the coveted "Core Values Award" for demonstrating teamwork, strong character, and for going out of their way to assist another team who was having trouble with their code. Quarry Lane has been hosting robotics tournaments for the past 7 years, and each year our students show exemplary character both on and off the field, both as competitors and as gracious hosts.