Sounds like a great plan to me. As long as the kids can explain their work they should be fine.
From: First Lego League in Virginia and DC [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
On Behalf Of Skip Morrow
Sent: Monday, August 18, 2014 10:18 AM
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Subject: [VADCFLL-L] Div 1 and Div 2 working together
We have three teams this year: A junior, a Div 1 and a Div 2. I want to make sure that we aren't breaking any rules by having the older kids working with the younger kids on a regular basis. We have our weekly practices in the same place, at the same time, with the expectation that the older kids will help the younger kids. The bottom line is, everyone does their own work. There will be advice, "here's how we are doing it", programming suggestions, etc, type of knowledge exchanged. They might want to schedule interviews together, but we haven't gotten that far. But when it comes down to it, they are each on their own teams and will compete separately.
Any problems with that type of setup? I don't want any unexpected surprises at competition time! Anything in particular that I should ensure that we stay clear of? What if both teams come up with the same problem that they want to solve?
And the same solution? I mean, they are kids and they are going to talk to each other. But if a judge asks one of my Div 1 kids where they got their idea, and they say it was one of the Div II kids that came up with it, that sounds like trouble to me.
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