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19/09/2021

Tremendous work in Waterford schools honoured with Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science and Maths Awards

'I was blown away at the quality work going on in Waterford schools' - Minister of State John Halligan.

13 Waterford primary schools have received Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science and Maths Awards.

The honour recognises their incredible science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) work over the 2017/18 academic year.

The Waterford schools to receive recognition include Bunscoil Bhóthar Na Naomh (Lismore), Knockmahon National School (Bunmahon), St. Joseph's Primary School (Dungarvan), Whitechurch National School (Cappagh), Aglish National School (Cappoquin), Clonea Power National School, Fenor National School, Killea Boys' National School (Dunmore East), Gaelscoil na nDéise (Waterford), Ballymacarbry Central School, St Saviour's National School (Ballybeg), Carriglea National School (Dungarvan) and St Ursula's Primary School (Waterford).

“I had the pleasure of visiting Gaelscoil na nDéise, St Ursula’s and Whitechurch National School in recent days and I have to say I was blown away at the quality of the work going on in the schools - from their experiments to their use of digital technology and maths as part of their science work,” said Minister of State John Halligan.

“And well done to Sanofi for facilitating the scientist speaker visits to Gaelscoil na nDéise, great to see local industry encouraging our creative thinkers and problem solvers of the future.

“People working in science, technology and engineering in Ireland are leading the way in these growing sectors and it’s crucial to ensure uptake of STEM subjects at an early age,” he added.

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