Three Claretian teams joined the 13th FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League which was held on February 17, 2024 at Subic Bay Gymnasium, Zambales. This year’s theme, “MASTERPIECE Challenge,” led the students to imagine and innovate based on values, impact, and fun. 

The general rehearsal at the CSQC GS Robotics Lab

Members of the team working on their Happy Pixels Plaza


Claret School of Quezon City’s teams included a single team for FLL Explore (ages 6-10) and a couple of teams for FLL Challenge (ages 9-16). The said teams joined other teams from 22 participating schools from the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia.


The members of the team before the main event

Members of the team working on the robot for the Robot Game


The CSQC’s ArtBots Intelligence Team made an AI Smart Closet with the bihisTM app which allows users to conveniently choose proper clothing based on the closet inventory. The inventory shows clothes for varied occasions, clothing sizes and frequency of use, and clothes due for donation.  


The Innovation Project of ArtBots Intelligence Team

The Innovation Project of ArtBots Intelligence Team

Members of the team working on the Innovation Project

The Innovation Project Award


The team won the Project Innovation Award, one of the major awards for this year’s event, and will represent the Philippines in the FIRST Lego League-Macau in August 2024. The Junior High School Claretians in the team include Railey Royce T. Ballentos, Vince Reiner B. Cambri, Calvin Theodore T. Garcia, Jose Raphael R. Grayda, Benedict P. Ramos, and Dean Anthony Eduardo A. Rimando.  Venice Rhian B. Cambri, Carin Harmony T. Garcia, and Princess Gabrielle M. Cecillano were also present to assist the team.


The Jeepney Art School of CyberArt Robotics Team

The project of the CyberArt Team

Engineering Excellence Award, CyberArt Robotics


On the other hand, the Cyber Art Robotics Team made a project that re-designed and made innovations on the phased-out jeepney and transformed  it  into CyberArt RoboJeep--making it into a multi-purpose, driverless mobile art caravan. This is a combination of the team’s passion for virtual driving and basic applied arts.

The Cyber Art Robotics Team, composed of Grade School and Junior High School Claretians namely, Alkander Kemuel C. Arellano, Alejandre Kendrick C. Arellano, Antonio Javier O. Bagalacsa, Zyrus Mathew D. Frankera, and Alfeo Carsten F. Salaño, won the Engineering Excellence Award which recognizes efficiently-designed robot and innovative project solution intertwined with values. Collaborating with the team were King B. Baysa, Andy Rysthan A. Caparal, Mason Blake D. Kristensen, and Matt Maven R. Natores.


The Happy Pixels’s Plaza


The third CSQC team, the Happy Pixels Team, with Titus P. Borlas III, Zane Alonzo A. Ignacio, Masaru Kenzo B. Furukawa, and Aixing F. Salaño, built a festive plaza showcasing the young Claretians’ hobbies and fun activities. With joyful and positive attitude, the team won the Team Spirit Award with the help of Adam S. Patetico and Julia Helga Raquel T. Tan.


Fr. Mau celebrating the Mass with the participants at the Heart of Mary Chapel

The teams, parents, and guardians

The teams’ energetic and amazing teachers and coaches

The parents who untiringly supported the teams

The Claretian Pride with the School Administrators


Prior to the competition, Fr. Mauricio T. Ulep, CMF, the School Director, celebrated a Mass for the participants with their parents and guardians last February 9, 2024, during which the teams were challenged to innovate with excellence for the greater good of the community. Together with the support of the administration, the parents, guardians, teachers, and coaches have constantly shown affirmation to the CSQC Robotics Team members. #ScientiaMaximeCumVirtute