SFI Discover Science & Maths Award 2020 Badge of Excellence

During the year the children from Junior Infants to Sixth Class have been busy completing some incredible science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) work in class and further afield.  We have participated in Maths Week, Science Week, Engineers Week, Izak 9 problem solving and maths trails around the school.  We have been carrying out hands on investigations, doing experiments and completing design and make activities. 

We took part in a Citizen Science project in conjunction with UCD collecting soil samples for a Fantastic Yeast project. Fifth and Sixth Class engaged in a comprehensive Something Fishy project also. We used maths to record and analyse science investigation results, to cook and bake various recipes and the children helped upload images via SeeSaw and Class emails resulting from the great remote learning which is taking place at home.

The children have attended workshops with parent Siobhán Quinn, who explored the themes of engineering and biodiversity and a Something Fishy Education Officer. We received a new Green School Flag for 2020. We went on investigations in the local river with the Something Fishy project and have enjoyed trips to Sligo IT as part of STEPS Engineers Week. Junior and Senior Infants had a very exciting trip to the Irish Coast Guard helicopter and Fire Brigade.  Since Lockdown we have received super work via Remote Learning.

This video is a snapshot of our fantastic STEM work in the school which always proves to be a resounding success across the school year.  Please find attached our Digital Log of Evidence which we have compiled to give a flavour of all the STEM work taking place in the school and which is being submitted in our bid to receive a Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science and Maths Award 2020.

Sample Oral Reports as Part of Our Something Fishy Project