Technology – Ballyduff N.S. Computer Club

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We are very lucky in Ballyduff National School to have access to our very own computer club. Mr. Carey runs a fun and very educational club for the children. Children in the senior classes have the opportunity to attend this computer club where they learn basic and advanced computer skills. Using a multimedia programme similar […]

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Welcome to Discover Primary Science and Maths 2020

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Welcome to our submission for the Discover Primary Science and Maths award for 2020. This year we are applying for the Plaque of STEM Excellence, an award which is given to schools that carry out extensive work in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM); all of which are very important to us here in Ballyduff N.S. […]

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Science Stage 4 – Energy and Forces

Coming Soon…..

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Engineering – Investigating and understanding how everyday items work!

Coming Soon…..

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Engineering Speaker

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On Friday 6th March, we welcomed Declan Power from Garrett Engineering to our school as part of our Engineering Week celebrations. Declan brought a Turbo Charger for us to examine. He also asked the children about all the different types of engineers there are aside from his field of mechanical engineering. The children were quick […]

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Science Stage 3 – Environmental Awareness and Care

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      Ballyduff National School has a very active Green Schools Committee who work very hard to help keep our school green. Every week they ensure children use our recycling bins correctly and monitor energy usage in our school.    Ballyduff National School are also participating in this years School of Excellence programme run […]

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Science Speaker

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Science Week 2019

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Science Week 2019 – the children of Ballyduff National School were exposed to many many fine experiments during Science Week 2019. The following photos document the extend of the efforts teachers, children and classes went to, to participate in Science Week. Demonstrations, investigations, Trips to Waterford Institute of Technology and Science visitor!!

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STEM Show and Tell

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Show and Tell – Sharing the learning. During Science week many classes invited the children to present experiments of their choice. Many fine displays were witnessed. Junior Infants were also treated to some Show and Tell from the older classes. Here you can see a cross class collaboration. Siblings were also invited up to help […]

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Science Stage 2 – Materials

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As part of Stage 2 – Materials classes decided upon appropriate lessons. Many different types of lessons and activities took place.  5th class were set the challenge to use recycled household materials to make a boat which could float for a minimum of 5 seconds holding 3 peas on board. Some very interesting interpretations here.  […]

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