Gas Networks Ireland, in partnership with Junior Achievement Ireland, has brought the Our Universe programme to over 900 Cork students in 2016/17. The programme introduces science through practical and engaging classroom-based lessons and is designed to encourage primary school students to continue with science as they transition to second level.
During the school year volunteers from various organisations in Cork have facilitated the in-classroom programme, which is an integral part of Gas Networks Ireland’s commitment to fostering students’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
Our Universe comprises five modules spanning the fundamentals of science while highlighting its value to young people in their everyday lives. Students solve a crime using forensic science, investigate the properties of natural gas , examine the properties of light and learn about the human body. Promoting STEM to primary school students in a fun and interactive way is crucial in promoting a positive attitude to science.