Discover Science & Engineering (DSE) has announced that 20 primary schools* across Donegal have received an Award of Science & Maths Excellence as part of the Discover Primary Science & Maths (DPSM) programme.
The Awards of Science & Maths Excellence recognise the achievements of primary school children and teachers in the application of science and maths in the classroom. Now in its eighth year, the programme has in excess of 6,000 teachers registered on the programme.
To qualify for the awards, schools were required to keep a log of five steps relating to science and maths that they have undertaken throughout the academic year. Schools were awarded credit for visiting Discover Science Centres; inviting speakers to the school to talk about science, engineering and maths; hosting a science event; and incorporating maths into their science learning. Credits were also awarded for completing activities related to the Science Week 2011 theme (The Chemistry of Life).
Commenting on the Awards of Science & Maths Excellence, Dr. Graham Love, Director, Discover Science & Engineering stated:
The following Donegal Schools won awards: Scoil Náisiúnta Baile Raighin; Gleneely National School; St. Patrick’s National School; St. Eunan’s National School; Scoil an Chaisil; Rockfield National School; Kilmacrennan National Schoo; Welchtown National School; St. Mary’s National School; Crannógbuí National School; Scoil Na Croise Naofa;
S.N. Na Dúchoraidh; Scoil Bhríde Convoy; Robertson National School; St. Patrick’s National School; Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál; Robertson National School; St. Riachans National School; Scoil Naomh Fíachra;S.N Mhín Tine Dé.