Explorers education programme

Rang a 6 took part in the explorers education programme delivered by galway aquarium in conjunction with the marine institute. 

The Explorers Education Programme™ aims to build on Ireland’s marine and maritime heritage by increasing awareness of the value, opportunities and social benefits of our ocean wealth and identity.


David McGrath and his PHD student Ciara came to visit our rang a 1 & rang a 2 classes to talk about the pollution of our waterways. They brought some insects that they collected from our local river and were able to tell us that our local river is quite clean as those insects would not survive if the river was polluted. We had great fun figuring out which insects were in our sample and using the chart to determine which insects they were.

Lego League

A past pupil of Scoil Mhuire and previous winner of the Lego league came in and gave a talk to Rang a 5 during science week. It was great for our class to hear first hand all the work involved in the Lego league and what the team took from it.