Lego team from Wicklow school scoops international award

Wicklow Montessori students collecting a prize as part of the FIRST LEGO League in Bristol, UK. Credit: Twitter / @wicklowprimary

A group of sixth class students from Wicklow Town have won a prestigious award at a European Lego competition.

Wicklow Montessori’s ‘Solar Sensors’ team collected the coveted RS Future Engineers award at the Institute of Engineering’s FIRST Lego League UK and Ireland held in Bristol, UK.

The students constructed and programmed a robot aptly named Auggie, first winning a qualifier in Dublin before setting it loose in Bristol.

The enterprising youngsters clipped the prize amidst a cohort of 70 other teams taking part in the tournament. The FIRST LEGO League (FLL) showcases engineering talents and Lego construction from schoolchildren aged 11 to 16, and the league encompasses 80 countries.

The event saw a team from Bath, UK pick up the comeptition’s overall prize.

This isn’t Wicklow Montessori’s first Lego rodeo: the school’s students were crowned Leinster champions when they won the 2019 Learnit & DCU FIRST LEGO League held at Dublin City University last month

And last year, students from Wicklow Montessori participated on the biggest stage of all: competing in the Lego robotics world championships in Detroit, USA.

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