RPDS LEGO teams win trophies at LEGO League Jr. Expo

RPDS LEGO teams win trophies at LEGO League Jr. Expo
RPDS students show off their trophy at the LEGO League Jr. Expo at Edward Waters College in December.

Three teams of budding engineers from Riverside Presbyterian Day School took home much of the winning hardware during the LEGO League Jr. Expo held at Edward Waters College Dec. 14.

RPDS students compete in the LEGO League Jr. Expo
RPDS students compete in the LEGO League Jr. Expo

The students have been learning and working since August on the Boomtown Build season. They learned about the importance of making buildings durable, accessible, and environmentally friendly. The RPDS teams also utilized LEGO WeDo 2.0 to create motorized aspects of their builds with programming! At the EXPO they showed off their posters and LEGO builds to other teams in attendance and presented to a panel of judges.

Six first graders made up the RPDS Legends. They created a hospital that included a check in and waiting room floor, a surgical floor with an x-ray machine, and a roof complete with solar panels for green energy, a helicopter landing pad, and a rooftop garden to grow medicinal plants. They made sure their building was durable by creating double walls. This team took home the Construction Innovation Award trophy!

Five second graders made up the RPDS Second Grade Super Builders! They created a multi-level Welcome Center building. Their build had a diner on the first floor called Bob’s Place, a two-floor mall on the second and third floors, and a rooftop playground. Their building is powered with clean energy by a windmill. This team took home the Teamwork Award trophy!

Four third graders made up the RPDS Builders. They created a multi-purpose building with an arcade, lounge, restaurant, and rooftop that housed their solar panels and windmill for clean energy sources. They also had a parking garage with an automatic door powered by LEGO WeDo. This team took home the Amazing Movement Award trophy.

RPDS students show off their LEGO builds in the LEGO League Jr. Expo at Edward Waters College in December.
RPDS students show off their LEGO builds in the LEGO League Jr. Expo at Edward Waters College in December.
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