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Our two 6th classes took part in a Robotics Workshop in St. Angela's College last week. It was part of our collaborative links drive with our sister Ursuline schools in the locality. Dr. Niamh Plunkett, Director of the Centre for Lifelong Learning, oversaw the project and Brendan White facilitated the workshops. The pupils had a fantastic time building and programming Lego robots. The CLL in St. Angela's also run Summer Camps in July. Click here for more information.
Science Week, 2012 takes place next week from November 11th to 18th.
The aim of Science Week is to promote the relevance of science, technology, engineering and maths in our everyday lives and to demonstrate their importance to the future development of Irish society and to the economy.
Once again Sligo IT have a wide range of activities and workshops to suit all ages. Go along on during the week and especially this Sunday to check out all the action.
Full details are in the brochure below:
Congratulations to Mr Mitchell and his class who scooped the Best Project Award at the 2011 Junior Spiders Awards Ceremony in the Helix last Tuesday. This prestigious accolade was earned on foot of their brilliant Class Blog which the judges deemed to be the best example at Irish Primary School level of using blogging to enhance the learning process. The judging was based on Content, Design & Presentation, Navigation and Creativity & Innovation. See all the photos at http://www.juniorspiders.ie/the-awards/ (scroll down to bottom of page). Well done to all involved!!!
You can also see some local online press coverage here: http://www.sligotoday.ie/details.php?id=17839&PHPSESSID=377bcb724e67b4a0c1b7ed05199126e7
Just this week the story was also covered in the Sligo Weekender:
National Science Week kicks off at IT Sligo with the annual Science Fair on
Sunday November 13 from 12noon to 6pm.The Science Fair is the largest, free
event for families in Sligo and promises to be a fun-filled event.
There will also be a nightly lecture during Science Week, from Monday to
Friday, November 14 to 18 with the subject matters ranging from the
extraterrestrial life to the causes of Alzheimer’s disease.
All the lectures are free and open to all members of the public to
Read more about the Science Fair here
Read more about Science Week Lectures here
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