For the past number of weeks, we have been participating in STEM workshops facilitated by Depuy Synthes (Johnson & Johnson) engineers each Friday. We have been working with the Lego Mindstorms Education Pack to design, build and programme a lego robot to complete various tasks. We have learned how to create code to make our robot move in various directions, react to different colours, move using sensors, say a word on a given signal and much more. This opportunity has allowed us to develop our collaboration, critical thinking, communication and creativity skills.
Our School Garden
Last year, in 3rd Class, we were very lucky to be asked to take responsibility for our school garden. Emilija taught us lots about gardening and helped us to plant various types of vegetables. This year, we were delighted to continue our learning and to see how well our vegetables had grown over the summer. We harvested our vegetables just in time for the Rathcormac Community Council Autumn Show. Check out our award-winning wonky carrot, giant beetroot and herb below!