January 2020 and its all about STEM at SFX Senior!

January was all about STEM in the SFX Senior School! Mr. Stokes’ 3rd class were the youngest participants in the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (#BTYSTE2020) in the RDS presenting a class project on “Why is the Sky Blue?” This young class caught the attention of RTE reporter George Lee and even made it to the RTE News! The participation of the school also made it to social media including IPIC Ireland who tweeted “Brilliant to see future scientists teaching everyone @BTYSTE “Why the Sky is Blue?”

Be sure to visit Mr Stokes’ Class Blog section on our website where you can read more about this project!

Keeping with the STEM theme, Ms. Walsh’s 6th class entered three projects in the First Lego League at the SAGE Science & Technology competition held in Dublin last week. The organising body – Learnit, are delivery partners of IET(Institute of Engineering and Technology). The pupils’ projects involved identifying problems in the community and using innovative ideas to find a solution to this problems using core values such as Teamwork, Discovery, Innovation, Inclusion, Impact & Fun. Key skills for their project included identifying the problem, looking at possible solutions, looking at constraints, presenting research findings, using sources, working through the design process and presenting their design. Well done to all pupils in Room 1 and to their teacher Ms Walsh on getting recognition for excellent project work!