PORTLAOISE College recently welcomed a large group of primary school pupils and their parents to the annual STEM experience night.
Subjects covered by STEM include aerospace engineering, astronomy, biochemistry, biology, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering and computer science.
The fifth-class pupils and their parents were welcomed to the college by principal Noel Daly. Accompanied by the school’s prefects, the pupils and their parents worked their way through four interactive workshops in science, maths and technology, where they were challenged to use teamwork and problem-solving skills.
The workshops were facilitated by teachers from the science, maths and technology departments. Each group also visited a mobile planetarium provided by Exploration Dome, where they learned about science and astronomy in a dome with 360-degree 3D digital projection. Each pupil also received a STEM resource pack with a certificate of participation.
The event was very successful, with feedback from parents complimenting the variety of interesting and informative workshops.
Portlaoise College would like to thank everyone involved in the planning and preparation for the event and those who engaged so well with the activities in each of the workshops.