Schools win Science Foundation awards
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.