Science week at St Paul’s

St Paul’s High School, a Specialist College for Science, recently hosted an eventful week celebrating Science with three exciting events.

One of the highlights of Science Week was the visit of the STEM Module Bus showcasing the different jobs STEM can offer, and the Young Science Magic roadshow.  Partner schools, St Joseph’s High School, Crossmaglen, St Joseph’s Boys’ High School, Newry and Newtownhamilton High School, shared the week’s events.

STEM Module Bus

The STEM module bus arrived at St Paul’s and a selection of Year 8 and 12 pupils participated in a Forensics Science activity. Pupils analysed a selection of footprints, used advanced microscopes to observe blood samples and carried out flame test on fibre samples found from the “scene”.

Year 9 Careers Presentation

Year 9 pupils from several schools across the Area Learning Community had the opportunity to visit St Paul’s recently to participate in an interactive STEM Careers presentation called “It all STEMs from here”. The presentation followed the lives of a group of young friends and their experiences when discovering the vast array of careers available to them through science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The presentation was thoroughly enjoyable and it helped and encouraged young people to think positively about their future and the importance of life-long learning and skills development.

Magical Science

Year 8 and 9 students in St Paul’s High School, Year 8 pupils from St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School, Newry, St. Joseph’s High School, Crossmaglen and Newtownhamilton High School, enjoyed a Science Magic show.

Sue McGrath, from the Institute of Physics and “Science2 Life”, gave the pupils a very enlightening and enjoyable experience. She made science relevant and attainable for all pupils’, using materials that are easily found in our own kitchens. She captivated the children’s attention and involved them as volunteers every step of the way.


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