Schools win Sci­ence Foun­da­tion awards

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

TWENTY Wick­low pri­mary schools have won Sci­ence Foun­da­tion Ire­land Dis­cover Sci­ence and Maths Awards. The awards recog­nise achieve­ments in sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy, engi­neer­ing and maths (STEM) over the 2017/18 school year.

The schools re­ceiv­ing awards are: Moneystown NS, St Cather­ines Spe­cial Na­tional School, St Mary’s Ju­nior NS in Bless­ing­ton, Kil­coole Pri­mary School, Grey­stones CNS, Scoil Chaoimhín Naofa in Glendalough, Grey­stones Ed­u­cate To­gether, St Fer­gal’s NS in Bray, Scoil San Eoin in Red­cross, St Kevin’s NS in Grey­stones, Sacred Heart NS in Aughrim, Gaelscoil Chill Mhan­tain, St Peter’s Pri­mary School in Bray, St Lau­rences NS in Round­wood, Pow­er­scourt NS, St Pa­trick’s NS in Grey­stones, St Lau­rence’s NS in Grey­stones, St John’s SNS in Ark­low, Scoil Aodán Naofa in Carnew and Bless­ing­ton No 1 School.

To qual­ify for the awards, schools are re­quired to keep a log of STEM ac­tiv­i­ties un­der­taken in the class­room through­out the year. Schools are awarded credit for vis­it­ing Dis­cover Sci­ence Cen­tres, car­ry­ing out ex­per­i­ments, go­ing on STEM-re­lated field trips, us­ing dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy and maths as part of their sci­ence work, host­ing sci­en­tist and en­gi­neer speaker vis­its and hold­ing a sci­ence open day.

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