Leitrim school shortlisted for engineering prize

Student teams from Drumlease National School have been shortlisted for the finals of this year’s Engineers Ireland Xperience Engineering Competition 2012.

Student teams from Drumlease National School have been shortlisted for the finals of this year’s Engineers Ireland Xperience Engineering Competition 2012.

The finals are taking place this week in The Helix in Dublin and the North Leitrim school has been nominated for their project which focuses on electricity generation.

Last December, all registered primary schools were sent out a pack from Engineers Ireland highlighting the theme for this year’s competition which was ‘Technology for Life’. Over a four month period, participants worked on their projects which reflected engineering in their local community. Recurring themes include health focused projects and wind energy. The competition is divided into two categories, the first targeting 3rd and 4th class and the second focusing on 5th and 6th class. The top 15 projects from each category have been chosen to represent their school at the Xperience Engineering National Final. The winners of the Junior and Senior Categories each receive a trophy and a laptop for their school and a cheque for educational equipment. Highly commended entries in both categories will receive laptops for their school.