On Thursday, we visited a school called YiTu that teaches kids using LEGO in Beijing, China, where LEGOs aren’t as prevalent.
After exchanging greetings, we shared our experiences with LEGO. We talked about how we learned about FIRST in the first place, explained the FIRST family of robotics competitions, and shared how we teach LEGO robotics. More importantly, we talked about the life-changing aspect of FIRST robotics,
detailing how FLL (First LEGO League) had encouraged us to spread STEM concepts throughout our community, and eventually form Kids2Kids.
The teachers at YiTu were interested in FIRST’s robotics competitions, especially FLL Jr. We learned about their plan to use LEGO WeDo in their curriculum, and we were very excited to find out that they were interested in creating a FLL Jr. team and even hosting a FLL Jr. competition.
However, we’re especially excited for this opportunity because of the potential new robotics teams in China. We hope to be in touch soon, and we wish good luck to any new robotics teams!