The Robotics Club in Jubail to Participate in Middle East First Lego Championship Tournament in Jordan
The Royal Commission in Jubail Community Service Center will participate in Middle East First Lego Championship Tournament to be held in Jordan during the period from 16-18 December 2006.
This participation comes following Prince Saud Bin Abdullah Al-Thanyyan Al-Saud, Chairman of the Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu, approval for Robotics club members of Community Service Center in Jubail to participate in this Championship in support and encouragement of club members. This matter doesn't surprise us as HH is always keen to support scientific activities that lead to develop creativity and exchange of positive ideas among children said Engineer, Adnan A. Alony, Deputy Director General for Public Services in the RC in Jubail.
On the other hand, Mr. Khalid Athal Al-Shammari, Director of Community Service Center said that members of the robotics team were ready and added that the benefit would be great as these games promote creative thinking, team building, problem solving and decision making.
He continued to say that participants would be also trained on scientific research as they would be put in a challenging and competitive atmosphere by being given a '' research assignment '' that relates to a problem or opportunity facing the world today.
The First Lego Championship is an international tournament for children between (10-16) years old. It started in 1980 and has been hosted ever since by countries including North America, Switzerland, France, Korea, China, the Netherlands, Brazil and Jordan. It focuses on team work where participating teams work together to perform a number of projects before they compete to show skills in the following four main topics: Robot design, Programming, Project work, and Team work. The organizing Committee chooses a vital subject or problems facing the world and all teams throughout the world work to find solutions to this problem; each in his own way.