Bonneville Academy is proud to offer our Lego League class and after-school club. This class and club, through participation with FIRST Lego League, offers an ongoing opportunity for students to learn essential skills, develop a strong concept of teamwork, develop a correlation between effort and success, all while having a great time in one of our most fun classes. While Lego League can offer a change from the typical class in our student’s days, we do way more than just “play” with Legos. We utilize the advanced Mindstorm Lego System- designing, programming, and testing autonomous robots to overcome and accomplish challenging obstacles. Lego League is a perfect fit for helping our school to be a leader in STEM education and helping our students learn to love education. Here are some of the key points, mission statement, and vision that our colleagues at FIRST have decided to highlight.
FIRST Core Values
We express the FIRST philosophies of Gracious Professionalism and Coopertition through our Core Values:
• Discovery: We explore new skills and ideas.
• Innovation: We use creativity and persistence to solve problems.
• Impact: We apply what we learn to improve our world.
• Inclusion: We respect each other and embrace our differences.
• Teamwork: We are stronger when we work together.
• Fun: We enjoy and celebrate what we do!
The mission of FIRST® is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science,
engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
“To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders.” Dean Kamen,