Our school was so lucky to have a Science Presentation by Paddy Madden, a Lecturer on Social Environmental and Science Education at Marino Institute of Education.
We loved listening to Paddy’s stories about the plants, animals and mini-beasts of Ireland. He showed us lots of interesting plants, bugs, shells, rocks, animals homes, insect hotels – so many many things! We could listen to Paddy forever!
Fifth class demonstrate their ‘green fingers’ as each child plants their seedlings in individual pots. They will eagerly follow the growth journey of their own seedling – making sure that the seedlings get sufficient light and water.
It’s not every day that our students are invited to Beaumont Hospital for a Science Presentation by the tutors of the Royal College of Surgeons!
St. Fiachra’s 6th class students put on the white coats and surgical gloves and participated in a myriad of fascinating scientific experiments. They got the opportunity to use various items of medical equipment. Everybody was enraptured by this experience! A fascinating day for our students!
Third Classes are very busy planting and maintaining the flower beds in the school courtyards. These flower beds make our school look so pretty and colourful. Lots of watering and weeding to be done on a daily basis to care for the flowers and plants. What great gardeners we have in St. Fiachra’s SNS!! Our brightly coloured flowers attract lots of butterflies, bees and insects.
What fun we had when the Crazy Scientist visited our school and gave a hilarious science presentation in the hall! He needed lots of volunteers to help with his scientific experiments. No shortage of volunteers! We really enjoyed his talk and learned so much from his experiments.
The Senior School had a most interesting science presentation by Damien Stafford, Senior Perfusionist in the Mater Private Hospital.
A perfusionist is a healthcare professional who uses the cardiopulmonary bypass machine (heart–lung machine) during cardiac surgery.
We saw photos of the life-changing machinery which keep people alive during heart and lung transplants. It was fascinating to hear about this amazing lifesaving work which is going on in our hospitals by our health professionals. We learned how to become a perfusionist and also how to keep our hearts healthy by exercising regularly and avoiding unhealthy foods.
Firefighters, Conor Keegan and Andy Cullen, gave us a very interesting science presentation on fire safety and fire fighting. We saw practical firefighting techniques and equipment.We were fascinated!!