Philip Hazelwood, husband of our fabulous S.N.A., Ms. leigh, visited the school
during Engineering week to speak to all classes about his work as a civil engineer.
The aim of Engineering Week is to promote engineering to children in Ireland and
spark their interest and curiosity about it as a career. Philip delivered an inspiring
presentation to all classes from Junior Infants to 6th class. He told us about some
of the interesting projects he has been involved in, including the Thames Tideway
Tunnel and the Naas to Newbridge upgrade scheme. The children could see how
engineering projects make a difference to the quality of peoples' everyday lives.
The children got an understanding of the skills and dispositions needed to become
an engineer with an emphasis on problem solving, thinking outside the box and
being able to learn from one's mistakes. The children had lots of questions for
Philip and he patiently answered each and every one.
It was a fabulous learning experiences for the children.
Philip Hazelwood with 5th & 6th class.
Below are some of the photographs taken throughout the week as the children
completed their engineering tasks.