Since October, 4th class have been building a robot under the guidance of Mrs Lyons as part of the Vex Robotics project which is organised by Dell. The purpose of this project is to encourage STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) in primary schools. This has been a wonderful experience for the girls. Throughout the process the girls got the opportunity to try different roles, for example, acting as photographer, filling in the engineering notebook, following instructions and building the robot, but most importantly they learned to work as part of a team. Next Thursday the 17th of January the regional finals are taking place in Kinsale Community college. This will be a great experience for the class. We wish the girls along with their teachers Mrs Lyons and Ms Nyhan the very best of luck.