Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Stem Vex Robotics Competition

 On Friday last, May 6th, the pupils in the senior classroom attended the Vex Robotic Competition in O'Connor Park , Tullamore. Not only did they represent the school so well in their participation and behaviour ,  they brought home a trophy for their excellent work! They won joint first place in the Skills competition with Tubber NS.

Well done to Mr. Brennan, Mary and all the 4th,5th and 6th class pupils on this great achievement! Here's to more silverware next year.

The following is taken from the Offaly County Council Facebook page.

Official Offaly GAA Bord na Móna OConnor Park was the venue for our 

Offaly Stem VEX Robotics Competition held last Friday May 6th. 

Rain most definitely didn't stop play and with students from 63 schools in attendance 
there was plenty to keep them entertained in between their battles on the robotics field.

We had Microsoft Dream Space who engaged students about microbits, programming
-using minecraft, StarDome Planetarium Dome which let students experience 
STEM Lessons from Space, and and a gaming area including virtual reality for 
students.  Our colleagues in Offaly Fire & Rescue Service were also on hand to to 
showcase the wonderful work they do.

This event was in collaboration with Munster Technological University, 
Offaly Local Development Company, Local Enterprise Office Offaly and the 
Government of Ireland

Our winners on the day represented their schools with pride and we say well done 
and thank you to all who came along.  See separate posts on our winners across 
all events

Thanks to Paul Moore Photography for capturing the day so well.

The Winners of the Offaly STEM VEX Robotics Competition for 2022.

Offaly Robotics VEX IQ Primary Competition were:

• Excellence Award - Tubber National School - The Excellence Award is the highest 
award presented in the VEX IQ Challenge. This award is presented to the team that 
exemplifies overall excellence in creating a high quality VEX robotics program. 
This team is a strong contender in numerous award categories and 
Tubber National School were worthy winners

• Teamwork Champion Award (2 teams) – Tubber National School and Lusmagh 
National School - The Teamwork Champions Award is presented to each of the 
two teams on the winning alliance. 
1st Place Finals Match Alliance (Robot Performance). 
Well done to Tubber and Lusmagh NS who worked together to win this trophy.

• Robot Skills Champion Award – Tubber National School – This award is presented 
to the team with the highest Driving Skills Challenge score and again Tubber NS were
worthy winners

• Programming Skills Challenge Award - Saint Mels Ardagh Co Longford – This award 
is presented to the team with the highest Programming Skills score.

Well done to all our worthy winners

Thank you from Mr Downey

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