St. Louis Technology Challenge Title goes to Kilkeel Primary School
Kilkeel Primary School are this year’s winners of the St. Louis Grammar School Technology Challenge held recently at the school. Organised by the Technology Department at St. Louis for local primary school children this competition aims to promote scientific and technological awareness in primary schools.
Students from several local primary schools were given the opportunity to work in the school’s Technology and Design Department solving practical problems with a range of materials and components. The students had to solve a set design problem and make a product within a specific time. The judging panel included past pupils Shauna McVeigh, Ryan Rafferty, and Ruairi Cowan (from sponsors Murphy Group) who awarded marks for good design work, creativity, and good construction ability.
All the students produced very innovative solutions and the judges found it difficult to select an overall winner. However, after some deliberation, the team from Kilkeel Primary School, were awarded first place. The runners up were St. Mary’s Aughlisnafin, whilst third place went to Killowen Primary School.
St. Louis Principal, Mr. Kevin Martin, was highly impressed with the quality of the student’s work, highlighting the high level of insight and initiative they displayed as they engaged in the problem-solving process.
The winners received a trophy sponsored by Newry Building Supplies. Winners, Kilkeel Primary School, also received further prizes as did the runners-up and 3rd placed team. In addition, all participants were presented with certificates of participation in this wonderful competition.