Another proud day at Kilruane NS!

A big congrats to 5th and 6th classes at Kilruane NS, following their major success at the Vex Robotics Regional final held in Dell, Limerick yesterday.  This event was in partnership with Dell and Mary Immaculate College
Read more about the event yesterday here 

Great news everybody….!!

As well as winning an award for the outstanding Design and work put into the workbooks and project, We were selected to go forward to the National Final of the Vex Robotics competition which will be held in CIT Cork on March 1st next.
It is a fantastic achievement for our small school and we are so proud of you all!
Well done to teachers Ms. Lawlor and Ms.Maguire, thank you both for your dedication to the project and another big thank you to parents Fran Farrell and Joe Correia for continuing to share their knowledge and expertise with us.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff at the school for their support and enthusiasm over the past few months.
What a wonderful example of how our whole school community working together can bring great things!
To see more of the regional final event you can follow the hashtag #DellMICVex
the hash tag to follow for the 1st March will be #DellCITVex
See Kilruane NS win the Design award here
See the exciting moment we found out we are going to the finals here

Go team Kilruane NS!

VEX Robotics is an exciting and fun program where school children from 8-18 years learn about Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) while having fun! They design, build, program and compete with their robot in a spectacular competition organised by Dell EMC.

In addition to STEM the students acquire other skills such as project management, presentation skills, teamwork, leadership, PR and much more.

There are two divisions of the competition currently being run in Ireland, VEX IQ and VEX EDR. VEX IQ is primary school level while VEX EDR is secondary school level. Each year there is a new challenge and students must work as a team to design, build, program and drive their Robot.

Winning the Design Award… What does it Mean?

The Design Award recipient demonstrates the ability to implement the most effective and efficient robot design process. Their Engineering Notebook and discussion with the Judges will demonstrate the team’s ability to produce a quality robot with minimal adult assistance. Only teams that submit Engineering Notebooks are eligible for the Design Award. Key criteria:

  • Engineering Notebook is a clear, complete, and organised document of the robot design process.
  • Team demonstrates effective management of skills, time, and material resources.
  • Students understand and explain how they developed an effective game strategy and robot design.
  • Students demonstrate teamwork and effective communication skills.

Putting Kilruane NS on the map!