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Over two school terms, teams of students (ages 9-16) engage in two STEM problem-solving challenges. The Robot Challenge is building and programming a LEGO robot that completes missions on a field. The Research Project is to identify and solve a real-world problem.  Both challenges are undertaken with positive, collaborative principles that are celebrated at the high-energy, end-of-season competitions.

The program has grown over its nine years from a pilot competition for 56 students, and now culminates in six, day-long qualifying competitions and one State finals competition involving 15,000 students, teachers, mentors and engaged local community members.

FLL Education Research

An experienced teacher and FLL Coach, Michael Graffin is currently undertaking his Master of Philosophy in Education at Curtin University. He is investigating how students develop their collaboration and communication skills by being a part of FLL. If you are interested in following his academic journey, we have created a Linkedin group to share resources and news.

Get involved in the FLL WA community

The strong collaborative community of practice around FLL WA is a major strength of the program. We are always looking for STEM-focused schools to join the growing FLL community. Email Tim Keely at to get involved.

For more information about FLL WA, watch the video of the 2020 online information session.


We want to thank these partners below for their support in FLL WA. Without their involvement, none of this can happen.