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Science Week 2017- Design a Raft Challenge.

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Science Week 2017- Design a Raft Challenge.

By November 7, 2017July 19th, 2021No Comments

Science Week 2017 takes place all over Ireland from 12-19 November.

As part of Science week all classes will explore a science topic.

Science Week Raft Challenge

Two teams (Team 1 from 4th Class and Team 2 from 5th & 6th Classes) represented the school at Mayo Science and Technology National School Design Challenge 2017 in the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris.

The challenge was to construct a raft that will support a number of marbles. The Raft that stays afloat and holds the largest number of marbles wins.

Congratulations to Team 1 Michael, Tadhg, Mikey and Cillian on securing the Runner-Up prize.

Their raft held 28 marbles when tested in water!

They were presented with a hoodie, a drinks bottle and a fidget spinner each.

Well Done to all the pupils from St Aidan’s who took part in the challenge!

All pupils from 4th -6th Class tried the challenge at school. See photos of 5th Class as they designed their rafts.


We encourage you all to be part of Science week by attending the free Family Open Day at GMIT, Castlebar on Sun 19th Nov. Tickets available online

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