We had a focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) in school with Mr. Collier’s Sixth Class, Ms. Malone’s Fifth/Sixth Class andMr. Walsh’s Fifth Class exhibiting their collaborative projects as part of the judging process in the Intel Mini-Scientist Competition 2023. Two judges from Intel visited the school at 11am to spend time visiting and assessing each project on display and speaking with the team members on working scientifically. They were very impressed with the high standard of the projects, the excellent presentations and the enthusiasm for STEM which was in abundance. It was evident that a lot of work has gone into these projects and credit is due to the children and to their teachers for guiding and supporting them along the way.
While all the children will shortly receive a wristband and Intel pen as a souvenir for entering, after much deliberation one project was chosen as the overall winner from Rathmore N.S. and will go forward to a regional final. Congratulations to the winning group composed of Sixth Class pupils Michael Crumlish, Jack Doyle, Oisín Lawler and Daniel Curtin. We have also received a specially designed plaque which will be displayed in the school to record our school’s participation in the Intel Mini-Scientist Competition 2023.
All classes in the school had an opportunity to visit the projects on display in the PE Hall with their teachers and later it was the turn of parents/guardians to visit. Fr. Micheál Comer also took time out to visit the PE Hall and listen to the children explain their Science projects and he was equally impressed with them. Well done to all the children who participated and to their teachers for guiding and supporting them along the way.