STEM Show and Tell at ScoilAonghusa

Another busy day to celebrate ‘Engineers Week’ with our STEM committee holding a ‘Show & Tell’ in the school hall. The children investigated the force of gravity and also undertook activities to demonstrate how helicopters, hovercrafts, wind-up cars, and submarines work, how tornados form and even how you can light a bulb with a lemon! We also had problem solving stations which involved activities with tangrams, polydrons, Bee-bots and Scratch programming....

Bright Minds of the Future Studying Engineering at Scoil Aonghusa

Bright Minds of the Future Studying Engineering at Scoil Aonghusa CNS. There’s nothing I believe in more strongly than getting young people interested in science and engineering, for a better tomorrow, for all humankind. Bill Nye Last week Scoil Aonghusa CNS focused on all types of engineering at the school, this was part of a week-long festival of events taking place across the country to encourage young people, their teachers and parents to explore the world of engineering and to inspire the younger generation to consider engineering as a career. Children need to learn the value of engineering at a young age, they are naturally inquisitive and it is very important to encourage their quest for knowledge and help them realise the opportunities that are available to them. They are the bright minds of the future, the problem solvers and they can make a positive difference to the world, their home, doing everything from building houses or spaceships to helping engineer life saving medical devices and treatments. Engineering and Maths Education is a priority for the school as they prepare their students for second level pathways. The teachers recognise each child’s quest for knowledge and natural curiosity about life and the world around them, the STEM curriculum in the school aims to encourage the children’s creativity, curiosity and ability to tackle new challenges, the activities held during engineers week helped concrete this. Local Lego enthusiast Michael O’Sullivan visited the school this week with a fascinating display of his lego pieces and designs, he spoke to the children about his hobby and the intricate details of how the pieces were...

Fire Safety

Thank you to the Fire Brigade who gave a very informative presentation to all classes. Our students learned all about Fire Safety and what to do in the event of a fire. They also got a tour of the fire engine....

Engineers Week

This week we are celebrating Engineering Week in our school. On Monday we were very impressed with the amazing display of Lego in our hall by Michael O’Sullivan. On Tuesday Pat Daly, an engineer gave a very informative presentation about his work as an engineer and he was presented with some very interesting questions from each class....