PUPILS at a Barrow junior school have been competing to show off their Lego building skills.

Victoria Academy held their first in-house Lego League Final as five teams, made up of 50 students, battled to represent the school at the local area final at Furness College.

During the last term, the youngsters learnt about programming, which involved getting to grips with EV3 robots.

The Lego League boasts its values on innovation, discovery, team work, impact, inclusion, and most importantly, fun.

During the in-house final the pupils were asked to show off their new-found programming skills and complete a team presentation based upon innovative solutions that they have come up with to deal with issues in the local area.

Fran Ward, Director of C-STEM, spent time with the teams, observing and assessing them to determine the winning team.

Mrs Ward said: “Lego League is challenging for one team but to have five teams in one year group is amazing. For the pupils to work in such large groups but still maintain quality, stay on task and produce such fantastic projects is testament to their hard work and the school’s ethos.

“This is not only a first for Barrow, but a first for the UK - schools usually work with one small group of about eight children, not five groups of 10 or more.

“The project couldn’t have gone ahead and been so successful without the hard work and commitment of Mrs Ward and the staff team. Victoria Academy have taken on this project with enthusiasm and determination - it’s been a pleasure to be involved.

“The winning team showed outstanding team work.”