Science Week, supported by Science Foundation Ireland, took place between 12-19th November 2017.
The kids had great fun carrying out a variety of interesting experiments.
The children had great fun making yet another video for the Reel Life Science – Schools Video Competition. The title of the video is ‘Apples: From Seed to Soil‘. We hope you’ll enjoy watching it!
As part of our World Space Week events we organised a Skype call with Karen O’Flaherty from the European Space Agency (ESA). She taught us a lot about Space and about the work the ESA does. We had lots of questions for her and she was happy to answer them all. Our video call with her lasted almost one hour!
Today, to finish the school year off on a high, we organised and award ceremony and presented the children with some of the plaques, certificates, flags and various awards which they had managed to secure for the school during this school year.
First, was our Plaque of STEM Excellence from the Science Foundation Ireland. Participating in the SFI Discover Primary Science and Maths awards programme has helped to raise the profile of science within the school. It has also provided a structured framework for developing STEAM work (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) thoughout the school.
Next up, was our Blue Star Programme certificate. The Blue Star Programme is an education initiative for primary schools aimed at fostering a better understanding and knowledge of the European Union and how it can affect the lives of Irish citizens.
Next, was our Digital School of Distinction Award. This nationally recognised award gives us recognition for our commitment to developing the use of ICT across all curriculum areas.
Lastly, was our Green-Schools flag for Biodiversity. Biodiversity is the fifth Green-Schools theme. As we explored this theme, we became more aware of the importance of native plants, animals and habitats and we looked at steps which can be taken to increase biodiversity in our locality.
Well done to all our pupils for participating in so many educational initiatives this year and for getting the recognition they deserve for all their hard work and dedication.
As always, we have enjoyed teaching you all during this school year and we look forward to seeing you all again in September.
Wishing you all a safe and very happy summer holiday!