Five secondary schools in new Amgen science programme

By Esther Hayden

Published 15/09/2015 | 00:00

Students attending five different secondary schools in Wexford will be among the first to benefit from a new programme which aims to help with the teaching of biology, chemistry and natural sciences.

This follows the inclusion of teachers from Coláiste Abbain in Adamstown, Bridgetown Vocational College, Gorey Community School, Creagh College and FCJ Secondary School Bunclody among the early participants in Amgen Teach - a programme which provides training to boost the skills and confidence of teachers, transforming the science classroom experience for their students.

Amgen Teach is one of two new science education programmes announced for Ireland by leading biotechnology company Amgen and its philanthropic arm, the Amgen Foundation. Over the course of the coming academic year the two programmes are set to impact on approximately 15,000 students across Ireland. The second new programme, which empowers teachers to bring biotechnology into their classrooms, is entitled the Amgen Biotech Experience.

Over the full three year commitment of these programmes, Amgen Teach and the Amgen Biotech Experience are expected to positively impact approximately 53,000 students and nearly 500 teachers in Ireland.

Amgen Teach and the Amgen Biotech Experience support the Irish science school curriculum, providing teachers with the skills and confidence to transform the student experience in learning science. Training is offered free of charge.

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