Four secondary school students from across the island of Ireland will team up to test their language decoding skills against the world’s best at the International Linguistics Olympiad in Beijing, China, in July. 100 students, including Conor, competed in the All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO) Finals, which were recently held at Trinity College Dublin.
AILO is run by CNGL Centre for Global Intelligent Content, a Science Foundation Ireland-funded research centre led by Trinity and co-hosted in Dublin City University. It challenges students to apply logic and reasoning skills to solve complex language puzzles in unfamiliar languages, with the aim of inspiring the next generation of multilingual technology graduates to possess a powerful blend of language competency and problem-solving expertise.
Team Contest Winners
In addition to the individual competition that put together the team heading to Beijing, there was also a team challenge at AILO. The winning team was made up of students from Gonzaga College (Dublin), Good Counsel College, New Ross, and Gaelcholaiste Chiarraí, Co. Kerry.
Individual competition winners Luke Gardiner and Jane D’Altuin (Gonzaga College and Gaelcholaiste Chiarraí) were part of this winning team, along with Conor Kelleher (Good Counsel College) and Turlough Hannon (Gonzaga College).The teams in this section of the competition tackled problems in Swahili, musical code, and the Australian language Yidiny.
Congrats and well done to Conor who is a TY Student in GCC & his teacher Mr Dunbar.
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