Science Week

December 3, 2019

 

St. Angela’s and Irish Water Collaborate for Science Week

 

On Friday 15th November, representatives from Irish Water visited St. Angela’s NS to celebrate Science Week. Over 100 students were taught where their water comes from, how it is treated and how to conserve it. The representatives carried out experiments with 4th,5th and 6th class pupils. Then the children attended a Question/Answer session where they were informed about how the Irish water system works and how we can preserve water.

Four guest speakers from Irish Water also highlighted the importance of girls studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), the power of communication, overcoming learning differences and the importance of a healthy balanced lifestyle and engagement in sport. This was a fantastic interactive session with lots of engaging questions from the audience.

 

Irish Water is a large employer of engineers and scientists and has a regional headquarter in Castlebar employing over 90 staff.

 

Ms Maloney and Students’ Council representative Emma Quinn concluded the session by thanking the visitors on behalf of the pupils and teachers of St. Angela’s NS.

Sincere Thanks to Seán Corrigan and Seán Higgins for facilitating this event for us.