Children’s Congregation

As the 90 attendees gathered in Ryans Hotel for their briefng, a group of 31 children were being treated to workshops in the Crossroads Centre. Ranging from 4-15 years old, they were expertly guided through building lego robots from scratch by Niall McCormack of Colmac Robotics before eventually pitching them against each other in Robot Wars.

Childrens workshop

After lunch Hassan Dabbagh from Castlebar and Pamela O’Brien from LIT in Tipperary introduced the children to a selection of MaKey MaKey workshop activities from code breaking, making simple electrical circuits with diodes and batteries before creating start/stop animation and making electric pianos from fruit.

IMG 9415Childrens workshop 2

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