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St. Oliver Plunkett's, Balrothery National School, Balrothery, Co. Dublin
Half-Day Monday June 12th for New Primary Curriculum Framework staff training.
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Full STEAM Ahead! Engineers Week 2023

10th Mar 2023

There was great excitement in the school on Friday as we finished off Engineers week with a display of our project work in the hall. Throughout the week each class completed a lesson in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics). STEAM is an integrated approach to education which encourages the children to think more broadly about real-world problems. Our Engineering lessons this week gave the children a chance to problem solve and be innovative as they worked in small groups, using mostly recyclable materials to design and make. Some of the wonderful projects included:

Ms. O'Neill's Class: Tin Foil Boats

Ms. McKiernan's Class: Boats for the Ginger Bread Man to cross the River

Ms. Gleeson's Class: Bridge for the 3 Billy Goats

Ms. Hernon & Ms.Folen's Class: Marshmallow Challenge

Ms. Maguire's Class: Egg Drop Challenge

Ms. Duffy @ Mr. Caffrey's Class: Building Bridges

Ms. Andrews' Class: Design a Marble Maze

MS. O'Mahony & Mr. Grant's Class: Design a Rollercoaster

Mr. Fahey's Class: Design a Parachute