Halls Of Learning
  • It was hard to begin......and decide where to start, so i chose to start now. Now, we approach the 8th weekend of our work in Jones Town. Since Oct 1, 2005, we have been renting a classroom in the hardly used building of the Jones Town Agency for Change. For 2-3 hours on Saturdays and Sundays, 10 middle school students meet in preparation for the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) robotics competition in http://www.playingatlearning.org/...
  • On a cold and rainy day in San Jose, Jamaica and the Caribbean's sole representative at the Northern California FIRST LEGO League arrived to compete with the top 64 teams in the state. After 3 rounds of robot missions in the morning segment, their highest score of 117 was not sufficient to rank. Dejected and disappointed, they did not know ...
  • Halls of Learning has two teams hard at work preparing for an upcoming FIRST Lego League ("FLL") championship tournament in Worcester, MA on December 18, 2010: LYM Jrs. "Builders" and "Coders" In FLL competitions, teams are judged on two components, the Robot Game and the Project, each of which relates to an annual theme. This year's theme is "Body Forward" which challenges participants to explore the world of biomedical ...
  • After a looooooong day Friday, we were up bright and early to get to Worcester Polytechnic Institute, site of Robonautica, the Massachusetts state championships for FIRST Lego League.  We had two teams: 123 and 124 - but there were tons of other kids there, who had been working hard on their robots and projects. The tournament organizers asked us to sing the Jamaican National Anthem during the opening ceremonies. And then it was time for our first matches! Thanks to the advice of Bruce James, President of MVP ...