Today I went (along with a whole bunch of us from Team Max 1071) to help out at a local Lego Robotics competition.
The FIRST Lego League is a feeder competition for middle school kids before they join in the fully fledged First Robotics Competition (which kicks of for real in January)
I was one of the teamwork judges and had to go around and interview 8 teams on topics such as roles and responsibilities, time management, gracious professionalism and more.
While they may have not grasped some of the finer elements of some of these, the fact that they were working towards them and gaining that skill and understanding by working together on projects that require intelligence, skill, imagination, and most of all teamwork is a real joy to watch in action.
:: Justin ::