MONAGHAN STUDENT IS ONE OF IRELAND’S TOP YOUNG PROBLEM-SOLVERS TO TAKE ON WORLD’S BEST DECODERS

2 August 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

A Monaghan student, Páidí Walsh of Ballybay Community School, is one of four secondary school students from across the island of Ireland to have been selected to test language decoding skills against the world’s best at the International Linguistics Olympiad in Yongin, South Korea this week, 29th July – 2nd August.

He beat competition from an initial national line up of 4000 students who competed in the All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO), a competition run by the ADAPT Centre, a world-leading SFI research centre. ADAPT runs the competition annually which challenges secondary school students to apply logic and reasoning skills to solve complex puzzles in unfamiliar languages. The other three students competing in the final are from Cork, Belfast and Dublin.

The All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO) challenges students to use their lateral thinking skills to solve puzzles in languages from all over the globe. Students must analyse the data….

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