The Faythe NS goes science mad
The pupils from three classes in the St John of God Primary School, The Faythe enjoyed three fabulous workshops from Michelle Maher as 'Scien-tastic' visited the school last Friday.
Working under the Heritage Council's 'Heritage in Schools scheme' Michelle is one of a nationwide panel of 175 experts available to visit primary schools to work directly with the pupils in science, history and geography.
Schools arrange for a visit by a heritage expert which is part-funded by the school and the remaining costs are funded by the Heritage Council.
Michelle, a science teacher herself, realised that child learn better through doing, and that is the basic premise of her 'Scientastic' workshops.
What exactly do they do? Well they have a ball as they mix, measure, shake and create all sorts of explosions, creations and reactions all under the expert tutelage of Michelle who also supplies all of the equipment and supplied needed. Michelle believes that children become real scientists and discover the joy of science through high-energy, hands-on, interactive experiments.