Brampton hosted *FIRST*® LEGO® League Jr. provincials

May 15, 2018

​On May 12, Brampton hosted the Ontario Provincial Expo for *FIRST*® LEGO® League Jr. at Brampton City Hall.

Brampton is already home to13-year-old robotics entrepreneurs, leading STEMprogramming at Central Peel Secondary School,teen hackers solving urban issues, andworld-beating robotics teams.

Now, the global and hugely popular *FIRST*® LEGO® League has made a splash in the city.

Focused on building an interest in science and engineering in children ages six to ten, *FIRST*® LEGO® League Jr. is a hands-on program designed to capture, young children’s inherent curiosity and direct it toward discovering the possibilities of improving the world around them. Working in teams of up to six students, participants work with LEGO elements and moving parts to learn basic engineering and programming skills. This year’s theme is “Aqua Adventure,” challenging teams to explore how they use water in their daily life and the journey this water takes.

Brampton has a strong legacy of grassroots science and technology achievement, and more organizations and businesses are recognizing the local talent and potential for growth.

For more information on this program as well as robotics programs for older students visit