In line with govenment strategy, in Faughart Community National School we aim to provide the highest quality STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering amd Maths) education experience for all our pupils that nurtures curiosity, inquiry, problem-solving, creativity, ethical behaviour, confidence, and persistence, along with the excitement of collaborative innovation.
The Discover Primary Science and Maths Programme (DPSM) is part of Science Foundation Ireland’s Education and Public Engagement Programme, which aims to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among students, teachers and members of the public.
In Faughart Community National School this year we are currently working towards achieving a Plaque of STEM Excellence for deeper engagement with STEM, whole school involvement and external science engagement.
There are many steps that we have all have to complete to achieve this award.
Step 1 Science
Provide evidence of the children engaging in hands-on science investigations in school (indoors or outdoors).
- Living things
- Energy and forces
- Environmental awareness and care
Step 2 Technology (ICT)
Step 3 Engineering
Step 5 Stem Showcase
Presenting our Hydraulics Project at the BT Young Scientist 2019:
Have a look at all the STEM work that has been going on in our school so far this year: #STEM2018-2019