STEM awards for 11 Louth schools
Eleven primary schools across County Louth have won Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science and Maths Awards.
The schools were awarded plaques of 'STEM' excellence for visiting Discover Science Centres, carrying out their own experiments, going on STEM-related field trips, using digital technology and maths as part of their science work, hosting scientist and engineer speaker visits and holding a science open day in the school.
The winning Louth schools included Redeemer Girls School, Dundalk, Gaelscoil, Dundalk, Scoil Mhuire na Trocaire, Ardee, St. Peter's National School, Dromiskin, Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal, Kilkerley. St. Joseph's National School, Avenue Road Dundalk, Aston Village Educate Together N.S, St. Oliver's N.S Drogheda, Monksland National School, Carlingford, St. Mary's Parish N.S Drogheda, Scoil Mhuire na nGael, Bay Estate, Dundalk.
Commenting on the awards, Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation Heather Humphreys said: 'I would like to congratulate all students and their teachers on their fantastic achievements to date. The SFI Discover Science and Maths Awards provide students with the skills necessary to learn more about STEM and inspire them to become the next generation of business leaders, creative thinkers and problem solvers.'
She added: 'People working in science, technology and engineering in Ireland are leading the way in these growing sectors and it's crucial to ensure uptake of STEM subjects at an early age.'