The First Lego League competition, sponsored by global software giant SAP, took place at the KZN Department of Education Training Institute in Durban on Saturday, November 1st. The competition was organised by The KZN Science Centre who supported, trained and prepared the learners throughout the year. After an exciting day’s competition, it all came down to a nail biting finish when two teams tied for the first place. A tense playoff ensued where Tyburn Primary from Chatsworth, emerged as the winners.
Tyburn Primary now go through to represent KZN at the South African national SAP First Lego League championships in Johannesburg in December 2014 and, if they win, they will represent South Africa at the international championships held in St. Louis, USA in March 2015.
Sunil Geness, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at SAP, says “SAP is proud to be a global sponsor of this competition which excites and inspires learners to be the futures engineers, robotics specialists and astronauts.”
Candice Potgieter, Chief Executive Officer of The KZN Science Centre, says, “Over 150 learners from 15 schools took part in this year’s competition. The standard was really high and it is so rewarding to see the impact this competition has on the lives of our learners.”