Science Counts for St Colman’s

Cashel Haughey and Maria McAvoy from St Colman's Primary School during their visit to W5 in Belfast's Odyssey Complex as part of the 6th annual Northern Bank Science Counts partnership.
Cashel Haughey and Maria McAvoy from St Colman's Primary School during their visit to W5 in Belfast's Odyssey Complex as part of the 6th annual Northern Bank Science Counts partnership.

ST Colman’s Primary School visited W5 recently as part of Northern Bank Science Counts, an exciting education partnership with W5, Northern Ireland’s award winning interactive discovery centre.

The award-winning programme offers a rich educational experience for primary school pupils, focusing on engaging them with science and maths. To date, 210 schools and nearly 16,000 children have participated in the programme with rave reviews from pupils and teachers alike.

The pupils from St Colman’s Primary School were treated to a Maths Problem Solvers Challenge by the educational team from W5 followed by an exploration of W5’s 250 hands-on exhibits.

Dr Sally Montgomery, Chief Executive of W5 explained, “Northern Bank Science Counts works really well for Key Stage 2 pupils. Using Maths is a key part of preparing for life and work and we need to use it in flexible ways, so that pupils get a chance to solve problems, make decisions and use maths in a practical way.”

Vanessa Postle, External Relations Manager, Northern Bank added, “Northern Bank Science Counts allows young learners to make the link between education and work. We think it is important for pupils to see how relevant maths and science are to the wider environment and their future employment. It is one of a number of Northern Bank’s community initiatives which make learning fun and straightforward.”