A team of six transition year students from Castlebar’s St Gerald’s College have just been named The Most Inspirational Team in the World at the first Lego League World Festival in St Louis, Missouri, USA.
The boys, who travelled to the States with their teacher, Declan Askin, and a team of proud supporters from Mayo, are over the moon with their fantastic achievement.
The Castlebar lads were one of 88 teams who travelled from 28 countries all over the world to compete in the week-long event. The boys put in a busy week which saw them being interviewed on a presentation about their core values – their inspiration, their teamwork, and professionalism. They gave a five minute highly pressured presentation on their project – an app which has attracted considerable attention in the industry to date, and a further presentation on their robot design, programming, and construction. The Mayo schoolboys came through this rigorous series of tests with flying colours – with their app and their core values presentation winning them particular praise.