We are delighted to announce we have received a Discover Primary Science and Maths Plaque of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Excellence for the year 2016/2017.
As part of our new STEM initiative this year each class in the school were involved in a variety of hands-on, specially selected projects and activities. Projects included coding, robotics, engineering activities, digital art, creating animations, writing digital stories etc. This work complemented all the STEM work that was already happening in our school. A huge thanks to all teachers and pupils in the school for their enthusiasm and work. All of the STEM project videos and photos can be seen on the STEM section of our school website.
We were thrilled to receive such positive feedback for our work from the Science Foundation of Ireland:
“Excellent use of available resources has really complemented the sterling work by both staff & students alike. Evidence of whole school involvement is incredibly pleasing to see. Keep up the great work.”
We want to thank Ms. O’ Callaghan who has been leading our Stem initiative this year
STEM education is an approach to teaching and learning that integrates the content and skills of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Some of the activities also became STEAM activities with the addition of ‘A’ for creative arts. The learning is project-based and focuses on inquiry, student – led investigation and the development of skills such as communication, collaboration and problem solving.