Number Of Tralee Schools Receive Science Foundation Ireland Awards

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A NUMBER of Tralee area schools have been given Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science and Maths Awards.

Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation Heather Humphreys, TD together with Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan TD, this week announced 28 primary schools in Kerry which have received the award.

Schools in the Tralee area which received the award are Scoil Eoin Balloonagh; Spa National School; Sacred Heart (Presentation) Primary School; St. Brendan’s National School; Clogher National School; Moyderwell Mercy; O’Brennan National School; Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn; Listellick National School; Caherleaheen National School.

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The programme aims to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) among primary school students and teachers.

To qualify for the awards, schools are required to keep a log of STEM activities that they have undertaken in the classroom throughout the academic year. Schools are awarded credit for visiting Discover Science Centres, carrying out their own experiments, going on STEM-related field trips, using digital technology and maths as part of their science work, hosting scientist and engineer speaker visits and holding a science open day in the school.

The other recipient schools from Kerry are as follows:

Gneeveguilla National School
Scoil Chríost Rí Drumnacurra
Anabla National School
Na Mínteoga National School
Scoil an Fheirtéaraigh
Kiltallagh National School
Bunscoil Eoin Naofa
Two Mile Community National School
Scoil  Eoin
Ardfert Central National School
St. Oliver’s N.S.
Gap Of Dunloe National School
Dromclough National School
Loughfouder National School
Holy Cross Mercy National School
Castledrum National School
Fybough National School
Scoil Chaitlín Naofa

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