Ritchen Elementary School participates in the FIRST Lego League. Our two teams, made up of fourth and fifth graders, design, build, and program robots using Lego Mindstorms. Students also research a thematic issue and create a unique solution to a real-world problem. They compete with their robot and project presentation at both the local and regional levels.
Our robotics teams have been very successful, filling up the trophy case in the school's front office. This year, both teams won Champions’ Awards at the local tournaments and advanced to the Los Angeles Regional Championship, where they competed with top teams of 4th – 8th graders from around the region.
For more information about FIRST Lego League see https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll
Ritchen offers robotics at other grade levels using BeeBots, ProBots, Ozobots, and Wonder Workshop’s Dash and Dot.