Ballylanders teacher returns from USA robotics championships


Ballylanders teacher returns from USA robotics championships

The VEX World Robotics Championships in Los Angeles was the destination for students and teachers from Davis College, Mallow – including Ballylanders teacher Maurice Kelly.

Sunday, 19 May 2013
4:30 AM GMT

Ballylanders teacher Maurice Kelly was one of four teachers who has just returned from America, where nine students from Davis College, Mallow competed in the VEX World Robotics Championships. The event saw the students come up against stiff competition, as their robot faced off against 400 teams from all over the world.


Despite the gruelling competition, the students were commended by the judges for their outstanding efforts and they are already planning ahead for next year's competition, as they will try to build on what they learned from the competition in Los Angeles.

The robotics programme aims to encourage students to take up STEM subjects in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths, as there will be a number of industry jobs in these areas in years to come.

While in America, the students along with their teachers - Maurice Kelly, Carol O'Sullivan, Robert Stack and Eoghan Long and principal Denis Healy - got to sample life in the USA, as they attended an ice hockey game and paid a visit to Disneyland.

The students and teachers would like to thank everyone who provided sponsorship ahead of their trip and all support leading up to their trip was greatly appreciated.


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