On Saturday, 12 October, three teams from the Robotics Club of Pretoria High School for Girls namely: Smarties, Golden Skyscrapers and City Girls participated in the First Lego League competition that was held at the ZK Matthews Great Hall at UNISA. There is a fourth team which had one girl from PHSG (Hey that's us).
The competition consisted of three components: research, robot and core values. For the research section, teams had to identify a problem with a building or public space in their community and had to come up with an innovative solution. Each group had to build and programme a robot to complete specified missions in two minutes and thirty seconds on a set mat.
Smarties placed third out of 46 teams overall. Both Smarties and Golden Skyscrapers were invited to the National Competition on 6 and 7 December at Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Johannesburg.