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06.03.2018 17:20

Secondary School IES Diego de Siloé Wins Granada FLL Tournament

‘Ten-nicos’, the team from secondary school IES Diego de Siloé in Íllora (Granada), has won the top prize awarded by the Scientia Foundation at the regional round of the First Lego League (FLL) tournament. This round of the competition was held at the University of Granada auditorium in the Granada Health Science Technological Park (PTS). The winning team will now progress to the national finals, to be held in Logroño on 10 and 11 March.

Silvia González and Jesús Quero with the winning team.


The theme of this year's FLL challenge is ‘The Human Water Cycle’. Participating teams had to complete a science project and design a robot providing a solution to a real-life problem related to water use. The winning team, whose entry was selected by a panel of judges, received their award from Silvia González, partner coordinator at the Scientia Foundation, and Jesús Quero, managing director of the PTS Foundation. 

This regional round of the FLL was run by the Autonomous Government of Andalusia, the Scientia Foundation and Vodafone. The aims of the FLL are to encourage young people to follow a career in science, and to boost their innovativeness and creativity, as well as to promote entrepreneurialism, teamwork and the development of skills and knowledge in the fields of science and technology.

The FLL tournament has been held in Granada for the last seven years, and according to Jesús Quero, “children who first started taking part when they were in primary school are now competing as part of their secondary school teams.” Mr Quero also took the opportunity to highlight “the hard work done by teachers to get their pupils excited about science.” 

More than 300 school pupils aged 10 to 16 from 25 different schools in the provinces of Granada, Jaén and Málaga took part in the competition. In total, 11 prizes were awarded for different skills. Jesús Quero presented the second prize to ‘Veleta team’ from secondary school IES Veleta in the city of Granada. The FLL Core Values award, presented by the Autonomous Government of Andalusia, went to ‘Patatas galácticas’, the team from IES La Alpujarra in Órgiva (Granada). The runner-up in this category was ‘Lego’, the team from primary school Colegio Sierra Elvira in the city of Granada.

Water company Hidralia’s regional director for East Andalusia, Juan Carlos Torres, presented the first and second prizes for Best Science Project, which went to ‘Puro Lego’ from Federico Garcia Lorca primary school in Güevéjar and ‘Zafrabot’ from IES La Zafra in Motril, both in the province of Granada. The Best Robot prize went to the team from Colegio Mulhacén in Granada, with the runner-up prize going to ‘Robologic’ from Colegio El Pinar in Málaga. These prizes were presented by Jorge Ruiz and Alejandro Linares from medical centre Policlínica SMD.

The Princess of Girona Foundation prize for Entrepreneurship went to ‘Lego locos’ from secondary school IES Ilíberis in Atarfe (Granada) and was presented by Joaquín Gallegos from ham producer Nevadensis. The Lego Education Rising Stars award was won by ‘Los Hidrohéroes’ from Colegio Atalaya, also in Atarfe.