Thirteen primnary schools in Westmeath are to receive an Award of Science Excellence this year as part of the Discover Primary Science programme.
The awards programme which is organised by Discover Science & Engineering, the Government’s national science promotion programme, acknowledges the efforts of primary school children and teachers who have demonstrated an increased knowledge of science and its many applications.
The 13 Westmeath schools to receive the awards are Emper NS, St Peter's NS, Convent Primary School Rochfortbridge, Rosemount NS, The Downs NS, Boher NS, Scoil Bhríde, St Ciarans NS, Presentation Senior School, St Tola's, St Crenins NS, St Mary's NS, Convent Primary School, and St Oliver Plunkett Boys NS.
Since the programme’s inception in 2004 when approximately 500 schools were registered, Discover Primary Science now has in excess of 3,000 schools involved.
In applying for an Award of Science Excellence, schools were required to keep a Discovery Log recording science-related work carried out throughout the year.