Last week a facilitator from SEAI (sustainable energy authority Ireland) visited pupils and teachers at Realt Na Mara School to carry out a number of energy workshops with fourth and fifth classes.
Pupils learned about the impact of burning fossil fuels on the environment and about renewable energy sources.
The workshops involved lots of fun activities, including making a battery out of a potato, which the pupils particulary enjoyed!
The visit was organised as part of the criteria for the Discover Primary Science and Maths ‘Excellence in Science and Maths’ award which the school has successfully achieved for the third consecutive year.
Teachers and pupils have been busy all year carrying out practical science experiments and investigations.
A number of classes have been involved in the Greenwave science experiment which involved charting the arrival of spring across Ireland.
The school also held its annual science fair in the school hall in April, which was a great success.
It is hoped that participating in the activities for the DPSM Science Award will foster the skills of enquiry in pupils and a love of learning.