Kennedy Park pupils put their science knowledge to the test
Excitement was brewing over at Kennedy Park National School recently as sixth class pupils put their lab coats on and got experimenting to mark National Science Week.
The annual event saw the pupils showcase a series of hand-on experiments and as the doors were opened to the public, many of their parents and grandparents were also roped in. Experiments included balloon races, walking on eggs, blind spot testing and the ever-popular exploding volcano. Pupils and parents alike were kept on their toes as there was a host of interactive tests and games taking place throughout the day such as 'test your reactions' and 'guess how much sugar is in your drinks and foods'.
The event was organised to coincide with the 21st birthday of National Science Week. Science is a crucial part of the curriculum in Kennedy Park School and each year, they ensure to organise events in honour of science week.
Throughout the year, pupils from Junior Infants to sixth class also take part in science lessons. Owing to their commitment to science, the school has achieved a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Excellence Award 11 years in a row.