On November 17th, Wildstang hosted our first ever FLL Scrimmage event at MacArthur Middle School. 12 FLL teams consisting of 3 – 10 4th – 8th graders attended to scrimmage, receive feedback in mock judgings, and interact with other teams. The teams were judged and competed as they normally would in a real regional competition, but scores did not count towards their standings this season.
The teams were judged and competed as they normally would in a real regional competition, but scores did not count towards their standings this season. Teams were from all over the Chicagoland area, some traveling more than an hour to come to receive constructive feedback from WildStang student judges as well as seasoned mentors.
Student judges judged all three categories of First Lego League: project, robot design, and core values. The WildStang students learned about judging and First Lego League from adult mentors, who were also in the room teaching the students. This was a great learning experience for the students. The teams received feedback instantly from the judges and were informed on what they did great at and what they could improve on before their qualifying regional.
WildStang wishes the teams who participated in the First Lego League Scrimmage and all other FLL teams the best of luck in the upcoming competition and thanks them for their participation in FIRST and the scrimmage. Hope to see you all next year!