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29 May 2015

On Saturday 23rd May 2015, nine primary schools from the North West participated with their single seat electrically powered Goblin cars in the 2015 Greenpower NI & IE Championships at Nutts Corner.

The Goblin cars were designed and built by the primary school pupils as part of a creative engineering education initiative involving Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) connected to art, creativity, literacy and numeracy. Being involved with the project was an opportunity to develop skills including teamwork and problem solving, community outreach, interpersonal skills and generate industry links. School teams will now get ready for the next race, Formula DerrE at Ebrington Square in September.

The project is one of many exciting opportunities for schools within the Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Science and Innovation Programme and is sponsored by DCAL. The school support was facilitated by STEM Aware.

Participating primary schools in the North West this year included;

  • St Columba’s Primary School working with Newbuildings Primary School
  • St Paul’s Primary School
  • Termoncanice Primary School
  • St Colmcille’s Primary School
  • Strabane Primary School
  • Oakgrove Integrated Primary School
  • Ballysally Primary School
  • Gaelscoil Ui Dhochataigh

St Cecilia’s College has supported the primary schools and also participated in the IET Formula 24 Race for secondary schools and universities at Nutts Corner.

Congratulations to all the participants and winners, it was great family day of celebration.