What is a Celebration Event?
At the end of the programme, all groups participate in a Celebration Event. This is designed to celebrate all the children’s wonderful learning and give them an opportunity to share what they have built and learnt. It could be held in the classroom, in the school hall, a library, or anywhere that has a reasonable amount of room for all the groups to spread out, build, have fun and showcase their work.
For the event, invite parents/carers, friends, members of the local community and maybe even the rest of the school! Display work that has been recorded in Engineering Notebooks or on posters. Give an overview of the types of questions adults can ask the children to help them share their ideas and encourage adults to talk to the children about what they have built and why. Each child receives a certificate to remember their experience of participating in FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. Discovery and show their friends and family what they have achieved. The Celebration Event should be fun, exciting and feel special – after all, the children have worked hard at developing their STEM skills!
Tips for running a successful Celebration Event can be found on the team resources page.