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8 Apr

primaryscienceA couple of weeks ago, we were thrilled and excited to get news that we’d won a prize from STEPS for our work during Engineer’s Week. Sam, AaronG, LukeOB and Davy from 5th class had seen Scientific Sue in action at the Intel Regional Finals of the Mini-Scientist and they raised the excitement levels by telling everyone how cool her show was! You can check out her website here – we highly recommend her show!


One of the coolest things about the prize was that we were allowed to invite other schools to join in the fun. The first session of the day was at 9.45. We were delighted to invite both 6th classes from St Anne’s in Shankill and 5th and 6th class from St Patrick’s, Glencullen. Ms Bell’s class in St Anne’s are great friends of ours on Twitter, as are Glencullen – so we were thrilled to welcome them to our school. We got a great reaction to all the artwork and displays in the school!


The second session took place after break and St Patrick’s, Wicklow and St Kevin’s of Greystones were our guests for this show. Our fifth class also took part in this session and Tweeted throughout. We enjoyed welcoming back Mr Vance, who came along with the group from St Kevin’s – who were still on a high from their own excellent science show last week – we watched it on news2day!

Our final show of the day was for our 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th classes and we were also delighted to have our neighbours, St Kieran’s, along! Although it was her third show, Sue was still full of infectious enthusiasm and energy. She’s an amazing scientist, storyteller and teacher. Our students bounced out of the school beaming and chattering about the show – high praise indeed!

You can catch up with the day’s events on our Twitter! We also have some Vines to give you a sneak peek of the show – without giving too much away. You can see the fun we had with her, but we really recommend that you check out her show for yourself!

A huge thanks to STEPS for giving us the prize, especially to Sylvia and Roseanne for organising it. Thanks to Sue for an amazing day – we won’t forget it in a hurry. Thanks to the five schools for visiting us and to their students and teachers for joining in the excitement and fun of the day. And a special thanks to all the boys and girls from St Peter’s, who took such pride in putting up their artwork, setting up the hall and welcoming the other schools – we’re very proud of you all!

8 Responses to “Technology Rocks with Scientific Sue – our Discover Primary Science visit”

  1. Patryk Ostapczuk
    2:46 pm on April 9th, 2014

    The magnets were amazing! I hope we get these more often.

  2. aaron gray
    12:06 pm on April 10th, 2014

    She was class and when she was in Intel too. I liked the one where she played music with the car!

  3. oisin
    12:07 pm on April 10th, 2014

    I really enjoyed watching the science show and my favourite part was shooting my teacher!

  4. jack keenan
    12:11 pm on April 10th, 2014

    Best day ever !!!

  5. adam king
    12:12 pm on April 10th, 2014

    Loved Scientific Sue!

  6. robert keating
    12:12 pm on April 10th, 2014

    Sue was amazing -hope to see her again!

    12:13 pm on April 10th, 2014

    Thanks Sue for coming out – Codie’s reaction is so funny!

  8. leon o donoghue
    12:18 pm on April 10th, 2014

    Good job Sue, you killed peppa pig! She was really good and it was all great craic, especially when we got to play ‘Shoot the teacher’!

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