The FIRST LEGO League Jr. is an exciting STEM programme for 6-9 year olds. Each year a theme relevant to the world around them is chosen as a focus for the children’s work. The teams research the topic, displaying their ideas on a ‘Show Me Poster’ and build a moving model to help communicate their ideas. Teams will meet at a regional final to celebrate their work and achievements as well as take part in a fun day. Through participating in the event students develop teamwork, design, programming and communication skills.

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How does it work?

  1. Form a team of up to six pupils between the ages of 6 and 9
  2. Register your interest with EESW here and you will be sent a registration link, a Team Meeting Guide for the coach and a LEGO "Inspire" Set
  3. Purchase a Lego WeDo 2.0 Set
  4. Download the challenge document 2018-2019 (when released August 2018)
  5. Coach your team through the challenge 
  6. Bring your students to our events in 2019 (North Wales and South Wales) to present their work!



The Challenge registration fee is just £33.34 + VAT per team and includes:

1x LEGO Education Inspire Set

6x Engineering Notebooks (one per team member)

1x Team Meeting Guide for the coach

1x Entry to one of the FIRST LEGO League Junior Events

You will also need a WeDo 2.0 robot, which costs around £160 to purchase.  The Engineering Education Scheme Wales has funding options available for schools in Wales.

All funding will be allocated to eligible schools only, on a first come, first served basis.  Only one registration will be funded per school.

RS First LEGO League Jr Grant – RS have teamed up with the Institution of Engineering to donate free registration and LEGO materials to two schools in Wales.  To be eligible for the RS First LEGO League Jr Grant, your school’s free school meal percentage should be above 35%  and you must sign a one-year participation agreement.  The school will receive free registration for the 2018-2019 Mission Moon season and materials, as below:

  • 2018-2019 – LEGO WeDo robot, Inspire Kit & Mission Moon registration