Four Kilkenny primary schools have been announced as winners of Awards of Science and Maths Excellence as part of Discover Science and Engineering’s Discover Primary Science & Maths (DPSM) programme.
The winning schools include St Beacon’s National School, Johnswell National School, Presentation National School in Castlecomer and St Fiacre’s National School.
To qualify for the awards, schools were required to keep a log of the 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.”