FIRST® CORE VALUES
The FIRST ® CORE VALUES are the cornerstones of the program.
They are among the fundamental elements that distinguish FIRST LEGO League from other programs of its kind.
By embracing the FIRST CORE VALUES participants learn that friendly competition and mutual gain are not separate goals, and that helping one another is the foundation of teamwork.
We express the FIRST VALUES of GRACIOUS PROFESSIONALISM and COOPERTITION through our CORE VALUES
INCLUSION – We respect each other and embrace our differences
DISCOVER – We explore new skills and ideas
TEAMWORK – We are stronger when we work together
INNOVATION – We use creativity and persistence to solve problems
IMPACT – We apply what we learn to improve the world
FUN – We enjoy and celebrate what we do
In FIRST LEGO League DISCOVER and FIRST LEGO League EXPLORE we will be teaching the basics of the CORE VALUES, for example: Teamwork and Inclusion – That we are a team and must work together, I can not work alone. Discover – Learning new skills.
From the beginning of the FIRST LEGO League CHALLENGE Season, teams have to learn to display the CORE VALUES in everything they do. Teamwork is one of the most important skills kids will learn in FIRST LEGO League. Teams need to learn how to include all their team members in all activities – Inclusion. Throughout the season the kids will learn a lot of new skills and gain knowledge they didn’t have before – Discover. Learning to use creativity and how to think ‘out of the box’, to get to a innovative solution, is just another skill that will be learned – Innovation. Sharing what you have learn with your community, can have a positive Impact, the way you help others, for example with your programming knowledge, can also have a great Impact on others teams. All teams should have Fun, while doing FIRST LEGO League!!!!
The FIRST® CORE VALUES should guide everything a team does. It is very important that coaches and teams understand them. Teams must be able to explain how they embodied or apply the CORE VALUES during practise or competition times and even in everyday live, outside of the FIRST program.