VEX Robotics is an exciting and fun program where school children from 8-18 years learn about Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) while having fun! They design, build, program and compete with their robot in a spectacular competition organised by Dell. In addition to STEM the students acquire other skills such as project management, presentation skills, teamwork, leadership, PR and much more. There are two divisions of the competition currently being run in Irelan
In September 2018, the whole school went on a field trip to Liskennett Woods. They examined insects and minibeasts, as well as a wide variety of plants, trees and shrubs. They went to visit the Holy Well also. The senior classes were learning about the Great Famine and they also went to Knockfierna to view the famine cottages. They wrote recounts of their trips on their return to school.
We had a visit from Geoff Hunt in September 2018. He took each class on a nature walk on the school grounds. Each class was able to identify trees and plants growing on the school grounds. They found a wide variety of trees and shrubs including aspen, eucalyptus, willow, ivy, elm, ash, hawthorn, blackthorn, hazel and elder. Each group collected samples from the garden and then worked together to create beautiful posters. The children always enjoy the visit from Geoff Hunt eac