New SciFest STEM School Award

SciFest is delighted to announce the introduction of a ‘SciFest STEM School Award.
New SciFest STEM School Award

SciFest STEM School Award

SciFest is delighted to announce the introduction of a ‘SciFest STEM School Award’. This award recognises the support and commitment of school principals, teachers and leadership teams in second-level schools who, in collaboration with SciFest, have implemented the SciFest@School STEM fair programme.

The ‘SciFest STEM School Award’ sets a standard for all second-level schools in Ireland to achieve best practice and to empower young people to recognise the value of STEM in their everyday lives and future career choices.

The aim of the award is to raise awareness of STEM education in schools and to encourage students through participation in SciFest to build on their 21st century skills of communication, presentation, collaboration and creativity and to engage in self-directed inquiry-based learning.



General Requirements

To qualify for the award a school must be registered with SciFest and have hosted five SciFest@School STEM fairs. External judges should be employed and the fairs must operate under the SciFest Guidelines. Students and teachers must be aware of these guidelines before they begin projects.



SciFest STEM School Award

Schools qualifying for the award will receive a framed certificate and an official SciFest STEM School Award digital badge which can be posted on the school website.

Jan
21 2020
SciFest@School in Dublin North East ETSS, Grange Abbey Rd, Dublin 13
Jan
22 2020
SciFest@School in Heywood Community School, Haywood Demesne, Ballinakill, Co. Laois
Jan
24 2020
SciFest@School in Newpark Comprehensive School, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
Jan
24 2020
SciFest@School in St. Wolstan's Community School, Celbridge, Co. Kildare
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