One group of Lego-mad friends will be travelling to Germany this summer to represent Ireland in an international robotics competition.
The 'Termin8tors', from Moycullen, Co Galway, were named the Irish champs at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League national competition in Galway yesterday. The team, aged nine to 14, whose members hail from Galway city, beat competitors from 23 other teams nationwide for a place in the finals in June.
They designed an educational app called a 'Food Safety Buddy' which helps users shop, store and prepare food safely. The competition was started to encourage children to embrace science and technology.