Students from Cavan and Monaghan will represent region at this year’s Lego League Final

Students from Cavan and Monaghan will represent the region at this year’s Lego League Final.

Beech Hill College and Virginia College will participate in the First League Final on Saturday 7th March after they were named the successful teams of the FLL in Combilift last Monday out of six teams.

Each team was challenged to design, build and programme their own automated robot, using LEGO® Education Mindstorms® which would tackle local issues with public spaces or buildings.

The competition has been described by Learnit, the official partner of Lego Education in Ireland as a platform for students to discover the world of STEM and to collaborate on real-world problems.

James O’Shea, the robotics module teacher in Beech Hill overseeing the team explained one of the challenges the competitors had to tackle: