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Gatwick hosts LEGO® robotics tournament with STEM Sussex



Gatwick Airport is hosting one of the most exciting events for students.

It is the FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) for the UK and Ireland from The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Gatwick Airport who are hosting and STEM Sussex have co-ordinated the South East region the LEGO® robotics tournament for local schools.


Students from 8 schools across Sussex and Surrey are taking part:

The Warwick School

St Lawrence CEP

Godolphin & Latymer

Reigate School

Brighton and Hove High School

Newick CE Primary School

Reigate St Mary’s Prep School

Heathfield Comunity College


FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) is an international robotics-based competition to excite young people aged 9 to 16 years about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and to give them life skills such as team work and communication.

10 students attend from each school. The ‘roboteers’ have up to 10 weeks before the tournament to build and program their robots around this year’s Animal Allies theme then they put them through their paces to complete a set of missions on the thematic play surface.


The teams are then judged on their ability to build and program the robot, their research, teamwork and presentation skills. The overall winners, announced later today, go through to the National Finals. The winners of the National Finals will then represent the UK and Ireland at either the European Open Championships or the FIRST LEGO® League World Festival.

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Britain’s Got Talent auditions come to Crawley

The ITV show is holding auditions at The Hawth this month.



Get practising because Britain’s Got Talent is coming to Crawley!

The hugely popular ITV show is holding auditions right here in Crawley at The Hawth and you can be a part of it.

On Thursday 30th August from 2-8pm you can audition to be a part of this fantastic show.

If you are under 18 you MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

You can also apply via

So dust off those dance shoes, dig out the instruments and show the world how talented you are.


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