Category Archives: Science Week


Science Week

Intel 2018


The day had finally arrived and we (the three 5th classes) hurried to our stands where we had set up our projects the previous day.  The excitement and tension was palpable!  Having spent many weeks researching and investigating our scientific question, we eagerly awaited the judges` arrival!  We were nervous, but very excited to hear [...]

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St Pius X GNS become CSI for the day!


Garda Aoife and Garda Sophie solve the crime! The three 5th classes had a forensics workshop with Garda Brendan and Garda Andy.  They showed us a fictional crime scene where,  on returning from the shops, Garda Brendan found his front door smashed in.  He called 999 and we (Garda Aoife and Garda Sophie) turned up [...]

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Declan Holmes visits Pius X, G.N.S. with his interactive space-themed show!


There was great excitement as Declan Holmes arrived in St. Pius X, G.N.S. with his new space-themed show!   Every class had the opportunity to participate in what turned out to be a fascinating insight into the world of space!  Through lots of fun and interactive experiments using rocket balloons, a golf ball and water bottle, […]

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Intel Mini Scientist Competition 2017


On Thursday the 16th of November the two fifth classes took part in the Intel Mini Scientist Competition. And the end of September the girls were placed in groups in which they formulated a question in order to make a hypothesis. Over the next few weeks they did research, surveys, tests and experiments and then came to […]

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6th Class visit Ballyroan Library during Science Week


6th class girls have fun at a Junior Einstein interactive workshop in Ballyroan library during Science Week 2017! We were very excited as we headed into Ballyroan library to a Junior Einstein workshop as one of our Science activities during Science Week 2017.   Sarah was giving the workshop and the first thing we did was […]

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Hannah Represents St. Pius X GNS in the Intel Mini Scientist Regional Final 2015


Hannah was the well-deserved winner of the Intel Mini Scientist Competition 2015 in St. Pius X, G.N.S. with her project “What are Holograms?”. She spent the last few weeks further developing her project and did lots of practice presenting her projects to both teachers and students alike. Hannah is very knowledgeable about her topic as [...]

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Intel Mini Scientist Competition 2015


On Thursday 12th November 2015, the Intel Mini Scientist competition took place in St. Pius X G.N.S. The tension was palpable as the girls set up and eagerly awaited the arrival of the judges. Niall, Raja and Claire were the visiting judges. They spent time at each project, questioning the girls on their research, investigations, [...]

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