A fundraiser will be held next week to help send talented local schoolchildren to compete in the Robotics World Championship in the US.
The brainy kids from Stramore National School qualified after recently winning the All-Ireland final.
The team (main pic) is made up of Máire Callaghan, Cormac Gallagher, Charlie Gildea, Edward Callaghan and Joseph McDermott.
The worlds will be held in Dallas, Texas, at the beginning of May.
The VEX Robotics World Championship brings together the top VEX IQ Competition, VEX Robotics Competition, and VEX U teams from around the globe to celebrate their accomplishments and participate to be crowned champions.
In order to help them achieve their dream of attending, a ‘Big Fundraising Breakfast’ will be held in Wilkin’s Bar, Churchill, on Sunday, March 26, from 10 am to 2pm.
“We have recently won the All Ireland Vex Robotics Competition and we are raising money to send our Vex Robotics Team to Dallas to compete in the World Vex Robotics Championship,” a spokesperson for the school said.
“It is a huge honour for the school to be able to represent our country on a world stage and we appreciate your help.”
Donations can also be made via the school’s GoFundMe page
Stramore NS is located in Glendown, between Churchill and Termon.
The unique competition, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, provides primary and secondary school students with exciting, open-ended robotics challenges that enhance their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills through hands-on, student-centred learning.
The competition fosters student development of the teamwork, critical thinking, project management, and communication skills required to prepare them to become the next generation of innovators and problem solvers.