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Engineering Week 2020

Intel  Mini Scientist  2019
Congratulations to all our pupils who took part in the Intel Mini Scientist Competition this year. Our pupils had a wide variety of projects and experiments  ready for the Intel judges. The pupils wre outstanding in presenting their projects and received great praise from the Intel judges John and Chris. Congratulations to our two finalists Cara and Aoife whose project "Why is the Sea So Salty? " went on to respresent our school at the regional finals.

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Discovery Primary Science and Mathematics

Our school  has participated in the Discovery Primary Science and Mathematics project since its introduction a number of years ago. Pupils undertake a wide range of science, engineering and maths activities inside and outside  their classrooms. We are also involved in a number of initiatives  including space week, maths week, science week and engineering week. Since 2016 we have participated  in the young scientist exhibition in Mary Immaculate College.  We are currently involved on a STEM project called "Stem for all Seasons"  working with schools in Greece, Portugal, Gremany and Slovenia.

Space Week
Space week 2019was celebrated in the school this year with many pupils carrying out research, designing and making models of the solar system. Pupils presented their work in class and at a school assembly. Rockets were launched outdoors with pupils getting more and more adventerous with their creations. Space week was incorporated into art class and SESE lessons during the week.

Activities for Science Week 2018.
Our senior pupils  have had many activities and outings for Science Week 2018.
Fifth and sixth class visited  Mary Immaculate College for a presentation entitled " Look Up It's Simon Watts.  Fourth Class went to UL for a magic show.  Sixth Class commenced a robotics project In November Our senior pupils also visited UL for a Science Display.

Robotics Project.
Our senior pupils are currently involved in a robotics project. The pupils get  to build, program and compete with a robot. Sixth class started the robotics project during science week. It was a very exciting adventure whereby the children work in teams. They have to  design,  build, program, the robot and keep an  engineering logbook. Last year's team competition was held in CIT in Cork on January 19th. It was a fantastic occasion.  We narrowly missed out on the final in the programing and driving competition. We scooped up the top sporting award.


Annual ESB  Science Blast
Our school has taken part in the ESB Science Blast over the last number of years. We are currently working on two projects including Air pollution and the planting of non native trees.

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