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Category: Schools | Education

IPPN Conference

This week GAP are at the IPPN Conference in Citywest. Exhibiting at stand A3, make sure to pay the team a visit in the Education Expo if you are attending! They will be armed with information on all of our primary school workshops including Discover Primary Science and Maths (DPSM) accredited workshops, Water Explorer and […]

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Reaching TY

Last week the GAP Team joined an inspiring list of speakers at TY Ireland’s Reaching TY conference in The CHQ Building.                     And when your coffee break is on-brand you’re on track for a great afternoon!               With some guidance […]

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Global School of the Week!

We have some exciting news! One of our fantastic Water Explorer schools has been chosen as Global School of the Week! The Donahies Community School started their watery journey mid-October and since then they have completed 4 challenges. Starting with their creative “Food Files” display, as part of the Fair Trading challenge, they completed the […]

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Let’s Talk Science – Science Week 2016

    The Lets Talk Science Festival was an incredible end to Science Week 2016! Now that all of the test-tubes, microscopes and dry ice have been carefully stored away, what did we learn this ScienceWeek? DRY ICE: Frozen CO2 is one of the few substances that skips the liquid state and transforms from a […]

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Maths Week

  2016 has seen the 10th annual Maths Week, an all island celebration of Mathematics from October 15th to 23rd.   TAKING MATHS OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM These DPSM workshops took maths out of the classroom and into an applied setting OUTDOORS where group work and problem solving were required.     PRIMARY MATHS SKILLS Tasks within our community garden challenged practical maths skills in estimation, angles, […]

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Garden Biodiversity – DPSM Workshop

Pupils from Gaelscoil Bhaile Munna joined GAP in the Virgin Mary Community Garden for a Discover Primary Science and Maths (DPSM) Garden Biodiversity workshop. They enjoyed a tour of the garden, learning about rainwater harvesting, crop rotation, composting and even got to taste the delicious raspberries that were ripe and ready to eat! They got […]

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Park Stewardship Programme

The Park Stewardship Programme has returned and we’ll keep you updated on all of the great work St Josephs and Virgin Mary Boys accomplish: ABOUT PARK STEWARDSHIP PROGRAMME (PSP): This 10-part workshop introduces students to the concepts of sustainability and stewardship with hands-on workshops between classroom and parks on a range environmental themes. The objective […]

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Harvest

    Virgin Mary Boys NS harvest at the VM community garden….      

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Water for Sustainable Growth – World Water Week 2016

In this World Water Week 28 August – 2 September, 2016 –  we are looking back to the accomplishments of 2 Irish schools who have supported improvements to a rainwater harvesting system in a South African School. Water for Sustainable Growth Our top 2 Water Explorer schools in Ireland donated €400 to Corrie Lynn Primary School in […]

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The Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Following on from the Millennium Development Goals (2000-2015), on 25 September 2015, the 193 countries of the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Development Agenda titled Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.   What are the Sustainable Development Goals? Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an intergovernmental set […]

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