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Students from St John's Primary School Coleraine enjoying the Science Week - View Full Size Image
Students from St John's Primary School Coleraine enjoying the Science Week
Students from St John's Primary School Coleraine enjoying the Science Week - View Full Size Image
Students from St John's Primary School Coleraine enjoying the Science Week
Students from D.H. Christie Memorial explore the use of the microscope - View Full Size Image
Students from D.H. Christie Memorial explore the use of the microscope
Students from D.H. Christie Memorial explore the use of the microscope - View Full Size Image
Students from D.H. Christie Memorial explore the use of the microscope
Students from St Colum's Primary School Portstewart in the Biology Department - View Full Size Image
Students from St Colum's Primary School Portstewart in the Biology Department
15/11/2007 SCIENCE WEEK AT LORETO COLLEGE COLERAINE

The annual Science Week was held recently at Loreto College Coleraine, with a number of exciting activities taking place to highlight the place and relevance of Science in the curriculum for students of all ages.† The week culminated in a one-day event for Primary 7 students from three local Primary Schools.

Some of the activities involved in the Loreto Science Week included paper plane design in Physics, in which the challenge for students was to design a plane which went the greatest distance, using a mechanical launcher.† Meanwhile in the Chemistry department, whizz-bang Chemistry was in action, with the production of a volcano in the lab, filling the room with smoke after a reaction.† In an enthralling display, water was also set alight.† The Biology department was visited by a representative of the local pet shop, who afforded students the opportunity to handle a snake, have a parrot perch on their shoulder or feed rabbits, hamsters and so on.† Other activities on offer throughout the week included an interactive science quiz using ACTIVote handsets, and a treasure hunt for Year 8 and Year 9 students.

The week culminated in the Primary Schoolsí Day, in which Primary 7 students from St Johnís Primary School Coleraine, Christie Memorial Primary School Coleraine, and St Columís Primary School Portstewart took part.† The students took part in a variety of activities in the course of the day, such as exploring how to use a microscope in the Biology Department, and observing the scientific process behind making ice cream in the Chemistry Department.

Mr Brian Lenehan, College Principal, congratulated the members of the Science Department, in particular Mrs Maeve Close, Head of Physics, Mrs Geraldine Doherty, Head of Biology, Mr Frank Scullion, Head of Chemistry and Mr Brian McKenna, Head of Technology, along with Vice Principal Mr Michael James, on a lively and stimulating week.