Science Week 2023

Plenty of experiments took place around the school during Science Week 2023. The pupils made lemon volcanos, explored absorbency and colour mixing, investigated static electricity and observed how plants drink water. They experimented with skittles to learn how sugar dissolves in hot water and even played a Buzz Game. Well done to all the boys and girls who thoroughly enjoyed their week as scientists!

STEAM Education

As part of Science Week 2023, we are delighted to have been offered the opportunity to work with STEAM Education supported by Stryker. The vision of STEAM Education is to inspire children to love STEAM subjects and to become the future generation of Scientists, Technologists, Engineers, Artists and Mathematicians.

4th class will take part in “Climate Action in a Box” using arts, communication and active citizenship to understand the part they can play towards a greater future.

5th class will participate in “Science in a Box” where they will explore the formation of the universe and the beginnings of chemistry from the Big Bang to present.

Later in the year, 6th class will take part in “Engineering in a Box” (supported by Gilead) to learn about the diverse fields of engineering, from shelter and infrastructure to biomedical and fun electronics.

Thanks to our generous sponsors in Stryker and Gilead for offering this fantastic opportunity to our pupils!

Maths Week 2023

This week was Maths Week in Walterstown National School. Target boards, mental maths challenges, table challenges, iPad maths apps, board games and card games were just some of the resources used to create maths games and activities! We held a brain teaser competition and the winners from each class collected their prizes from the hall on Friday! All the pupils in Walterstown National School thoroughly enjoyed Maths Week 2023!