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FIRST® LEGO® League

FIRST® LEGO® League is one of our flagship education programmes, which has been proven to spark children’s interest in engineering from a young age.

Delivered by the IET across the UK and Ireland, it’s an inspiring programme for young people aged 4 to 16 years, which develops a broad range of STEM and lifeskills including confidence, resilience, problem-solving, teamwork and communication, all of which are crucial for their education and future careers.

How your donations make a difference to aspiring engineers

Listen to Danielle Workman explain how her STEM experience, with FIRST® LEGO® League, has made a difference in her career path.

"FIRST LEGO League has given me priceless skills that I would never have come across anywhere else at my age.

These skills have massively increased my confidence and belief in myself to know that I am now able to program/diagnose/test at a high level, while able to work efficiently as a team.

These qualities will benefit me as I move on into the future because FIRST LEGO League has inspired me to pursue a career in robotics."

Ben Ashmore, former participant, FIRST LEGO League

About FIRST® LEGO® League

The costs of the kit and registration for FIRST® LEGO® League can be a barrier to schools in disadvantaged areas, which often lack the resources to meet these costs.

Through the generosity of supporters, we are enabling more disadvantaged children and young people to access the programme, by providing equipment along with training and support, to ensure this programme is accessible to all.

Read about Penpol Primary School showcasing the impact the programme has on young lives.

With the help of donations, we’ve been able to grow the programme substantially and are now operating as the third most successful country globally in terms of team numbers (after the USA and China). In 2018 around 9,000 children were taking part, and today, around 44,000 children participate every year across the UK and Ireland.

We couldn’t continue to do this without your support.

Facts and figures

FIRST® LEGO® League takes children from the age of 4 to 16 on a journey through three age groups or divisions.

Each division has been successfully mapped to UK and Irish curriculums with skills progression frameworks in place.

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