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Friday 23 August 2019

The Faythe NS goes science mad

Sannija Kvecko examining a crystal.
Sannija Kvecko examining a crystal.
Luke Murphy and Sarah Tracey Comey with Michelle Maher of Scientastic.
Roisin Stafford and Ciara Shannon in The Faythe School on Friday morning at a Discovery Science workshop by Scientastic.
Caoimhe Siggins and Kayla Smith.
In The Faythe School on Friday morning there was a Discovery Science workshop by Scientastic. Ella McMahon O'Connor and Charlotte Glynn
Rachel O'Leary and Alex Laffan.
In The Faythe School on Friday morning there was a Discovery Science workshop by Scientastic.Ellen O'Connor and Unte Valanciute

By Esther Hayden

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.

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