Mahon kids take home top title at Robotics competition

Mahon kids take home top title at Robotics competition
Holycross NS Mahon Cork City pictured after winning the over all prize and some of the 600 students from 24 schools from all over Ireland who participated in the Dell Technologies National VEX IQ Robotics Competition at the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), where teams brought STEAM skills to life by designing and building robots.Picture Clare Keogh

Mahon students were crowned the winners of the Excellency Award for the Dell Technologies National VEX IQ Robotics competition at CIT on Wednesday Scoil na Croise Naofa, Holy Cross N. S. from Mahon, Cork were the overall winners of the competition and the school will now have a chance to participate in the VEX World Competition in Kentucky.

Holycross NS Mahon Cork City pictured after winning the overall prize in the Dell Technologies National VEX IQ Robotics Competition in the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), where teams brought STEAM skills to life by designing and building robots.Picture Clare Keogh
Holycross NS Mahon Cork City pictured after winning the overall prize in the Dell Technologies National VEX IQ Robotics Competition in the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), where teams brought STEAM skills to life by designing and building robots.Picture Clare Keogh

600 students from schools all over Ireland participated in the National Finals of the 2020 Dell Technologies VEX IQ Primary School Competition hosted in conjunction with Cork Institute of Technology (CIT).

The pupils brought Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Technology (STEAM) skills to life by undertaking a game-based engineering challenge to design and build robots.

The robotics challenge gives both primary and secondary schools a fun, engaging and hands-on opportunity to design, build and programme a robot in teams.

The Dell Technologies VEX Robotics Competition has become a national competition with a growing number of young people inspired to engage in STEAM at the earliest opportunity.

From the initial 10 secondary schools participating in the inaugural competition in 2012, the competition has expanded with the inclusion of primary schools in 2014.

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