VEX Robotics – Regionals

January 16th, 2020|

Pupils from Mr. O’Brien’s class participated in the VEX Robotics Regionals on Thursday.   There were many aspects to this project, e.g. running a PR team, doing project management, working out strategies, designing a robot, building a robot, programming the robot, putting together engineering log books, amazing art work, etc.!

There were 21 schools competing on the day and the competition was tough.  They showed great teamwork and did our school proud!!  They put in a lot of hard work in their VEX project and walked away with the top award, the Excellence Award.  Well deserved!!  Congratulations!!

Have a look at our videos gallery for more footage of the day.


January 14th, 2020|

Pupils from Ms. Coffey’s class participated in a chess tournament at Ballygarvan National School.  It was a great experience for our pupils.  They enjoyed the day out and the challenges.  Well done to you all!!

Ficheall is the network of primary school teachers in Ireland who promote the playing of chess in schools for the social, cognitive and mental-fitness benefits it has for students (see more at