School Science Fair at Scoil Aonghusa CNS

Scoil Aonghusa CNS Mallow pupils pictured in the school halla for a science fair presented by the STEM pupils, with their teacher.

A School Science Fair took place in Scoil Aonghusa CNS Mallow last Wednesday, 16th February. The children explored science experiments, activities based on improving skills in maths, and technology, robotics, using a microscope. They also learned about the centre of gravity, mirror reading, magnetism, static electricity and how to make a bouncy egg! The Science Fair was organised by the Scoil Aonghusa CNS Pupil STEM Committee, facilitated by their teacher Sarah Buckley. The pupil committee did a wonderful job of guiding the children in each class level through the various activities. The School Science Fair was enjoyed by all!   STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, an area which has been prioritised in Scoil Aonghusa CNS over the last number of years. As a result, the school has consistently achieved the STEM Plaque Award granted by the Science Foundation of Ireland. Engaging with STEM has many benefits for the children – it fosters teamwork, ingenuity and creativity, as well as enhancing their problem-solving and critical thinking skills. It increases the children’s capacity to utilise technology for learning and, of course, in their own words, “It is just so much fun getting to make new discoveries.” Scoil Aonghusa Community National School is a state-run, mixed primary school with classes from Junior Infants to Sixth Class, located in Castlepark in Mallow town.