May 15, 2024

Highblocks Teams at the Ansley School


On May 15, 2024, High Blocks Robotics hosted an exciting FLL robotics workshop for the enthusiastic students of the Boyce L. Ansley School.

The Boyce L. Ansley School, a tuition-free private institution, serves children who have experienced or are currently experiencing homelessness. Its mission is to break the cycle of generational poverty by providing comprehensive academic programs and family support, empowering students and their families to thrive beyond their circumstances.

Coach Bernd kicked off the event with a dynamic 15-minute presentation before Ansley students dived into six interactive stations:


1.            Obstacle Course: Reina guided students in using a Distance Sensor to help a LEGO robot navigate and avoid obstacles.

2.            Color Sensor Fun: Larry demonstrated the workings of LEGO Color Sensors and Distance Sensors.

3.            Tower Building Challenge: Olivia and Alina led teams in a timed tower-building contest, where the tallest structure after 45 seconds wins.

4.            LEGO Derby: Ava challenged students to build and race LEGO cars down a ramp, with the fastest car claiming victory.

5.            LEGO Kangaroo: Leon orchestrated a team effort to build a hopping LEGO kangaroo, with each team starting from different steps and collaborating to complete the project.

6.            SUMO BOT Fight: Students watched in awe as LEGO Sumo bots battled it out in an exciting match.

A huge shoutout to all the High Blocks team members who participated! They excelled in managing the flow of each station, patiently explaining the activities, staying focused through a busy schedule, and coming up with creative ways to engage everyone involved.

This workshop provided a fantastic opportunity for our teams to connect with the local community, step outside their daily routine, and bring joy to children in need of fun and attention. Many Ansley students experienced the magic of LEGO for the first time and showed great enthusiasm and participation. Our team members shone in their roles, honing their presentation and leadership skills. The six hands-on stations were a resounding success!

Thank you to the Boyce L. Ansley School for this incredible opportunity.