Engineers Week 2021

We marked ‘Engineers Week’ from Monday 1st of March to Friday 5th March this year.  We are presently working towards the Discover Primary Science Plaque of STEM Excellence which is awarded to schools in recognition of their extensive work in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.  

There were many engineering challenges and activities  during ‘Engineers Week’ this year throughout the classes. They included STEM challenges, a zoom call with an engineer, quizzes, engineering shows and much more.

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Knockskeagh receive Primary Science and Maths Award

Our school has just received its eighth ‘Award of Science and Maths Excellence’. We are extremely proud of this award, as it once again recognises the work done in Science & Maths throughout the school. Congratulations to all staff and pupils who participated in...

Knockskeagh awarded its 6th Green Schools Flag

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Step One: Science

Experiment One Strand: Living Things Class: 2nd Class Activity: Mini Beast HuntExperiment Two Strand: Energy and Forces Class: Senior Infants Activity: MagnetsExperiment Three Strand: Materials Class: 6th Class Activity: Design and make a Lava LampExperiment Four...

Step Two: Technology

IPads Our school uses iPads for two classes per week per class group from Junior Infants to 6th class! Each class uses the IPads to; access information for project work, access an abundance of different programs or play educational games. They really are a fantastic...

Green Schools Award 2020

We were delighted to hear that we received our 6th Green Flag this year for our work in Global Citizenship: Litter and Waste. The theme enables schools to discover how their work positively influences our global community. Our main aims and results when working...

Engineers Week 2020

We marked 'Engineers Week' from Monday 2nd March to Friday 6th March this year.  We are presently working towards the Discover Primary Science Plaque of STEM Excellence which is awarded to schools in recognition of their extensive work in Science, Technology,...

“When we’re Covid-19 free, this is where I’d like to be”

“When we’re Covid 19 free, this is where I’d like to be” was the title to this years Engineers Week whole school project. 

Recent school years have been very different due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Everybody has had to stick with travel restrictions sometimes limiting people to 5km of their own home.

For Engineers Week this year, we decided to spark the imaginations of our pupils and challenged them to draw or build a structure from a country or place that they’d love to visit when travel restrictions lift.

Our pupils certainly rose to the challenge and produced some wonderful designs and structures using all types of materials.

Check out each gallery below for a snapshot of some of the amazing creativity in this project and in other STEM activities during Engineers Week.

More pictures of activities to follow soon.

Junior Infant Projects

2nd Class Projects

3rd Class Projects

4th Class Projects

5th Class Projects

5th Class Project Videos

6th Class Projects

STEM Activities in Senior Infants

STEM Activities in 2nd Class

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