St. Raphael’s Primary School, Ballyfermot has been awarded the Discovery Primary Science and Maths Award of (STEM) Excellence 2016 for the third year in a row.
Pupils in each class engaged in incredible science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) activities. This included designing bridges, developing maths trails, participating in Khan academy and creating cartoons using Scratch. Classes hosted science events and pupils from the senior classes presented their science projects at the Intel Mini Scientist Exhibition 2015 and the D.10 Primary Science Fair 2016.
Ms. Teresa Walsh co-ordinator of Science, said that ‘This is a great achievement for our school. Pupils are learning many skills including critical thinking, analyzing, estimating, measuring, fair testing and recording’. Ms. Caroline Larkin, Principal of St. Raphael’s congratulated pupils and staff and said that, ‘We are delighted to have been awarded this Science of Excellence Award and we will continue to aim for the stars and continue the excellent teaching and learning of Science at St. Raphael’s.’