Science Week 2017
The theme for this year’s Science Week was “STEM to STEAM”. We added creativity and the arts to our science and technology learning.
We developed our scientific learning by asking questions, devising experiments, recording data and making predictions and conclusions.
We started the week with a challenge from the Eco-Schools team to design, build and create “Big Beautiful Waste” models or art using junk and recycled materials. Artist Caroline Jeffery from our local Play Resource Centre came to give us a few ideas and lots of inspiration. This challenge further developed technology and design skills and creativity. The entries were outstanding! Thank you to all who took part. Katrina our new Tesco Community Champion donated and presented the winners from each class with their prizes of Easter Eggs. Eco-Schools presented the overall winner with a fabulous Easter Treats Basket.
Our P3 pupils enjoyed a Pirate themed workshop session with Caroline where we combined scientific concepts with creative art. Workshop sessions were also organised and delivered by staff and pupils of Abbey Community College for P6 and P7. It was wonderful to see some of our former pupils back showing off their scientific skills and knowledge. Jo Boylan, from the community group Belfast Hills, delivered an art and science lesson based on wildflowers with Mr McAllister’s class.
Check out our school website and Facebook page to see the exciting Science Week activities for each of our classes. Well done to all our budding scientists. What a great week!
Stewart (WAU Coordinator) A. Gault (Eco-Schools Coordinator)
We Can Dance
For the past number of weeks some of our P6 and P7 pupils have had the opportunity to work with staff from Abbey Community College through a project called We Can Dance. This included Dance and Art sessions. In a special assembly on Wednesday these pupils demonstrated the skills which they have been developing through this project. They all did a super job and we are very proud of each of them. Thank you to the parents and families who came to support them. A huge thanks also to Mr Armstrong and Miss Hadden from Abbey Community College for all their hard work, commitment and encouragement to our pupils. Thank you also to Mrs Quinn, Principal of Abbey Community College, for presenting our fabulous pupils with certificates to celebrate their success.