Rabat, Feb. 11 -- The competition, named "Into Orbit" this year, did not only focus on space science and robotic engineering but also on teaching participants the value of teamwork to qualify for international robotic contests.

Nearly 500 Moroccan students aged 6 to 16 from different cities in the country participated, making up 44 teams, each made of 2 to 10 students who competed to win one of LEGO League's six categories.

The competition's jury of local experts honored 11 teams as winners in various categories.

In the "project" category, the teams called "Apollo" and "Flexius" won first and second place; the "Galaxy Pioneers" and "FBF" won the "solutions" category; and "Space X" and "Astronauts" won the "best performance" category. ...