Discover Primary Science & Maths Award
We are proud to have been awarded our third Discover Primary Science and
Maths Plaque of STEM.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. The
programme is run by Science Foundation Ireland and the European Space
Agency. It aims to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and
mathematics (STEM) among students, teachers and members of the public.
The following is the feedback from Science Foundation Ireland on our
logbook of evidence:
Congratulations to Bishop O'Brien NS ! You have been successful in your
application for the SFI PLAQUE of STEM.
Well done on a really wonderful submission. Every step has been clearly
presented, the format was easy to navigate so it has been a pleasure to
assess. It is obvious that there is passion and enthusiasm for STEM in the
school and full credit is due to the teachers who taught and documented
all the scientific learning in the school. There are so many highlights in
the submission but I thought the Living Things Strand was incredible
showing learners engaged in investigating eyes, teeth and digestion.....futures
in medicine! It was lovely to see the learners recording temperature in the
Energy & Forces Strand as recording is a valuable scientific skill. As you
pointed out in the submission the visit of the engineer to the classes
allowed the learners to understand the skills and dispositions needed to
become an engineer. You so rightly deserve the award. Maybe next time
consider applying for the BADGE. It is a higher level of award where the
whole school community including pupils, teachers and parents are
involved in raising STEM awareness in the school. You would be well up for
this challenge. Enjoy your success and keep up the good work.
A huge thank you to everyone for supporting the work of the DPSM
More information about the Discover Primary Science and Maths
programme is available here: https://www.sfi.ie/engagement/discover-primary-science-and-maths/