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26 Jan

Thanks to Intel Ireland for sending on these photos from Friday – you can read the full post on the Mini-Scientist here.  

16 Dec

Mini-Scientist – Sam, AaronG, Davy and LukeOB from St Peter’s, Bray on Vimeo. Today Sam Smith, Luke O’Brien, Aaron Gray and Davy Berry-Connell went to represent St. Peter’s in Intel.-Aaron We all had a great day in Intel even though we didn’t go through to the grand finals-Davy There were loads of great projects out there and there was over 5000 workers. There is a huge lunch room-Sam We are very proud that we got that far in the Mini-Scientist competition. -Luke I had a great day out in Intel-Nugget It was a great day in Intel. There was a girl called Sue that was... 

7 Dec

Over the past few weeks, St Peter’s has been a hive of activity preparing for our Mini-Scientist Showcase. You can see all of our previous posts about preparing for it here! We were delighted to welcome two judges from Intel to the school – Sarah and Emily. We’ve had plenty of interaction with them over the past few months, by email and on Twitter so it was lovely to put faces to names! All of the staff remarked on how much time and attention that the judges gave to each project. It was an amazing opportunity for the students to present their work and to answer questions about... 

28 Nov

Just a quick note to let everyone know that the Intel Mini-Scientist showcase will now take place on Wednesday 4th December at 1pm. 4th, 5th and 6th are working really hard on their projects and we can’t wait to see the finished results!    

27 Nov

Hello bloggers, this is 4th class. It’s coming close to Christmas and we’ve been busy over the past few weeks getting ready. In class we each designed our own Christmas card (Mr. Foley also did one). We started practicing our Class Christmas Play, but sorry we can’t tell you what we’re doing it on, it’s a surprise! We have also been practicing our songs for the School Christmas Play in the library with every class. Before we went up to the library we practiced them in our classroom. The lines for the Christmas Play were given out yesterday for the people who wanted... 

16 Nov

This week has been Science Week around the country! In St Peter’s, we’re famous for our involvement in scientific activities and events, and this week was no exception. 4th, 5th and 6th were busy with their projects for the Mini-Scientist, and other classes got stuck in with a variety of enjoyable activities! Here are the headlines for this week: The MakeyMakey board video was a massive success this week – see what all the fuss is about here! 2nd class had a great week for Science Week – read all about it here Well done to Patryk in 6th who collected his prize for his... 

14 Nov

Today in 6th class we were working on our Mini-Scientist project. We were planning out our experiments on our report book template. We wrote down what we knew about our projects and did research to find out more information. We created a podcast using Soundcloud and spoke about our project. Ian Lawless interviewed the lot of us. By Patryk, Ian, Jordan, Jamie and Archie.    

6 Nov

Hello bloggers, we hope you are enjoying the blog. We are doing Science Projects at the moment, and so are Fifth and Sixth Class. For this, we got into groups of three and four. We were given time to decide both our groups and our projects. Mr. Foley was impressed how quickly and quietly we did this. We have five groups in the class. After we were in our groups we were discussing what sort of Science Project we should do. All of us have different kinds of projects. Each group agreed on what we are doing. We have five different experiments, including dinosaurs, spiders, space, birds and the ocean. Over... 

5 Nov

On December 3rd, the Intel Mini-Scientist exhibition will take place in the school. 4th, 5th and 6th classes will take part in the exhibition, presenting group projects. One of our Wednesday for Parents posts a couple of weeks ago dealt with choosing a good project for science fairs. This week, we’re going to concentrate on researching your topic. Over the next couple of weeks, we’re going to model how to do a science fair project, using a sample question. If you follow along with the timeline, you should get your project finished in plenty of time! Take, for example, the questions... 

16 Oct

One of our most popular events every year is our 6th class project for the Primary Science Fair at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition. We love how much the students learn from it and the confidence they get from demonstrating experiments, explaining the Science and showing off their hard work! This year, we’re taking part in the Intel Mini-Scientist project as a way to involve other classes in the fun of displaying a science project. The exhibition will take place on Tuesday 3rd December at 10am and it promises to be an amazing day. 4th, 5th and 6th will display individual, paired or small...