2022/2023 Curious Minds Platinum Award

Science Foundation Ireland

Curious Minds Awards

Log Book 2023

Scoil Chaitríona Junior

Renmore, Galway 2022/2023

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Click on the link here  find the planning guide with lots of links to activities from 

Curious Minds Discover Primary Science and Maths

Classes Involved:

Featured on our log book:

 Ms. Halliday (2nd), Ms. Bohan (2nd), Ms.Needham/Ms. Ryan (2nd), Ms. Glynn (2nd), Ms. F.Kavanagh (2nd)

Ms. McLoughlin (1st), Ms. Gaffney (1st), Ms. Flannery (1st), Ms. Kyne (1st), Ms. McCaul/Ms. C.Fitzgerald (1st)

Ms. Cunningham (SI), Ms. Dunne (SI), Ms. Tierney (SI), Ms. Ferguson (SI), Ms. Morris (SI)

Ms. Hynes (JI), Ms. Herbert/Ms. Lavery (JI), Ms. Keenan (JI)

Ms. B.Fitzgerald’s class, Ms. S.Kavanagh’s class, Ms. Coade’s class

Also involved:

All 1st classes made foam rockets during Space Week 2022

Every class took part in Space Week 2022 and in the launching of outdoor rockets on 7/10/22

Most classes visited R9’s Space Display day or R15’s Space Box Display day on 7/10/22

All 1st and 2nd classes engaged with beebots and/or The Hour of Code for EU code week

All classes took part in Maths Week 2022 activities in and around the classrooms

Most classes visited R9’s and/or R15’s Autumn Box Display day on 28/11/22

All classes enjoyed the Mad Scientist and ATU’s Rainbow Lab during Science Week 2022

All classes saw Native Irish Animals with Carole from Connemara National Park 2023

All classes had a visit from the Gardaí

All classes are involved in the Green Schools Flag programme

All classes had a marine workshop with Benny Joyce

All 1st and 2nd classes had a visit from students of ATU on Marine Birds


STEP 1:  Science

(4 hands-on science investigations, with at least one from each of the four strands)

Living Things:

Energy and Forces:


Environmental Awareness and Care:

(and also 2 or more examples below)

Science Speakers:

Science Week Events:

External Science Events/Programmes:

Space Week Events:


STEP 2:  Technology

(2 or more examples of the children using ICT)

STEP 3: Engineering

(2 or more examples of the children investigating engineering in class or in the local area)

STEP 4 : Maths

(2 or more examples of the children using their maths skills as part of their science work)

Event registered with Maths Week Ireland 2022

See all our activities for Maths Week 2022 here

STEP 5 : STEM Show and Tell

(at least one example)

Summary for our Platinum Award