All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO)

Students from Loreto Secondary School, Letterkenny have been taking part in the All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO) for many years. This nationwide initiative aims to foster the next generation of problem solvers for Ireland. Students must develop their own strategies for solving complex problems in unfamiliar languages. Here in Loreto Letterkenny, we believe that taking part in this initiative is an excellent way of developing our students’critical thinking skills.

The school hosts a regional AILO problem solving workshop every year. Many of our students then go on to compete in the first round of the All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad. The girls work hard to decipher linguistic codes and put their problem thinking skills to the test.  Our girls have certainly shown that they have a knack for logic, lateral thinking and languages.

We are delighted that three of our students qualified in the top one hundred students out of over one thousand three hundred students in the first round  in 2018 and represented Loreto Secondary School, Letterkenny in the National Final in Dublin.