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Excise Street, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
090 649 2363
Excise St., Athlone,
09:10am - 2:50pm
Monday to Friday
090 64 92363
Excise Street, Athlone
08:30 - 16:00
Monday to Friday
The pupils of St. Peter’s National School have won Discover Science Awards for the past 14 years under the leadership of Mrs Cleare. Science projects are promoted for Science Week. We also hold a science fair in the hall each year; here each class demonstrate a variety of interesting science experiments to parents and pupils from St Paul’s N.S. Science field-trips are undertaken as part of the programme each year.
The trips include visits to Athlone Institute of Technology for the “Chemistry, Potions & Explosions Show”, visits to places of scientific interest such as “Brigid’s Garden”, Galway Atlantiquarium, Birr Castle observatory etc. The pupils also visit local companies such as Ericisson & Alkermes.
The ‘Schools’ Excellence Fund’ is a Department run initiative where primary and post-primary schools work together to develop excellence in a particular area of school life.
St Peter’s National School is clustered with local schools St Paul’s N.S, Dean Kelly N.S and Coláiste Chiaráin to develop excellence in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). Through this project we are having regular consultations with our neighbouring schools and we work on projects together that enhance children’s learning and interest in these areas.
Through the ‘School Excellence Fund’ students have the opportunity to engage in Lego WeDo projects using the the Lego WeDo kits. Pupils work collaboratively to create lego builds and then program their creations using the Lego WeDo app. This has helped to develop student’s critical thinking-skills in a fun and exciting way.
Alkermes have teamed up with St Peter’s National School to deliver an innovative, fun, hands-on educational programme in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics using a co-teaching model. STEAM experts from Alkermes work with the teacher and with specially designed tools and content to deliver the programme and inspire the students.
6th class pupils can attend an after-school club where they learn computer coding skills. They have the opportunity to create interactive stories, games, and animations.