West Lothian College recently hosted the regional competition of the FIRST LEGO global science and technology competition.

FIRST LEGO® League encourages teams of students to take up an interest in real world issues and develop key skills that are crucial for their future careers.

The students work together to explore a given topic and design, build and program an autonomous LEGO® robot to solve a series of missions.

Young people aged 9-16 work in teams with a supporting adult coach in the weeks leading up to the competition.

The overall champions on the day were Wallace Hall Academy, Dumfries who will now take part in the UK Finals in Bristol on 16 February.

At the event on Saturday, Trophies were awarded to the following teams:

  • Murrayfield Primary School for Core Values
  • West Lothian College Engineering Foundation Apprentices for Robot Design
  • The High School of Glasgow for Project
  • The 6th Bathgate Guides for Best Newcomer

Colin Miller, Head of External Engagement at West Lothian College said: “We were delighted to host this event at the college. This competition is fantastic as it allows young people to develop a wide range of skills, and then put them to the test whilst also giving them the opportunity to gain the experience of working as a team, and having fun.


The work on display showed great technical ability and I hope everyone enjoyed their time at the college.”