If we assume we've arrived: we stop searching, we stop developing.

 Jocelyn Bell Burnell



Our school community has a keen interest in STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and a culture of curiosity, innovation and fun. The pupils work scientifically through observation, questioning, discussion, prediction, analysis, exploration, investigation, and experimentation. The school has well-maintained science equipment kits for each strand of the Primary Science Curriculum, including V2 Microbits, Lego WeDo 2.0 and Lego SpikePrime kits.

We have achieved both the Certificate and Plaque of Science Excellence from the Science Foundation of Ireland (SFI) for our participation in the Discovery Primary Science and Maths Programme (DPSM). This award recognises our commitment to providing quality STEM education to our pupils.

We also participate in various STEM competitions, events and workshops throughout the year to further enhance our pupils’ learning experiences. Our aim is to equip our pupils with the knowledge, skills and confidence to become critical thinkers and problem solvers, who can apply their STEM learning to the real world.

We believe that by fostering a love for STEM from an early age, our pupils will be better prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the future.

  • https://www.sfi.ie/engagement/curious-minds/ This is the website for the Curious Minds initiative by Science Foundation Ireland, providing resources and activities to encourage STEM education and engagement in primary and secondary schools.
  • https://makecode.microbit.org/ This website is a programming platform for the BBC micro:bit, a small programmable device used for coding projects and experiments. It provides a user-friendly interface for creating code and has various tutorials and examples available.
  • https://sciencebob.com/ Science Bob is a website created by science teacher Bob Pflugfelder, offering science experiments, demos, and activities for kids and teachers to explore scientific concepts and phenomena.
  • https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ This is the National Geographic Kids website, providing educational content on science, nature, geography, and culture for children. It includes articles, videos, games, and interactive features.
  • https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html This is the official NASA Kids' Club website, offering educational resources and activities on space science and exploration for kids. It includes games, videos, and interactive features.
  • https://www.billnye.com/the-science-guy This is the website for Bill Nye, the Science Guy, a science educator and television personality. It provides educational resources on science and engineering, including videos, books, and lesson plans.
  • https://www.scoilnet.ie/go-to-primary/theme-pages/science/ Scoilnet is an Irish educational website that provides resources for teachers and students, including a section on science. It includes lesson plans, activities, and resources for teaching science in primary schools.