Science Week 2018: from Art to Animals to Sensory Workshops

Science Week 2018 in Stratford College Photo: Ms Finnegan
NEWS / 16 November 2018

Science Week 2018 (12th - 16th November) was celebrated in a myriad of different ways throughout the week. The TYs organised a week of workshops and events in the hall and the 2nd Years went to the National Gallery of Ireland to see the "Art in Mind - How Nature Inspires" Exhibition. Watch the Science Week @ Stratford College video on our YouTube channel.

Activities were planned for classes too. 2nd and 3rd Years participated in the Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge. The workshops and events organised by the TYs included:

  • Frankenstein Talk: Science Fiction and Science
  • Sensory Workshop
  • Electron Game
  • and the highlight of the week for many students - the animals! We loved the meerkat!

In Computer Studies classes, 2nd and 3rd Years participated in the Bebras Challenge - an online international computational thinking competition. It is run by Maynooth University and we hope that some Stratford students will be selected to compete in the National Finals next May!

A huge thanks to Ms O'Sullivan, Mr Fennell, Mr Byrne and the TYs for organising such a fantastic week! See also the 2018-2019 Web Gallery.

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Implementing Stratford’s Digital Learning Framework plan: Windows 10 upgrade

Implementing Stratford’s Digital Learning Framework plan: Windows 10 upgrade

Our ambition at Stratford College has always been to foster independent learning.

In order to implement aspects of this standard Stratford upgraded all its computers to Windows 10 from Windows 7 over the summer.

As Windows 10 needs a lot more computer resources to run than Windows 7, upgrading computer hardware was necessary. This involved replacing old PC’s (pre-2014) with 10 new PC’s (with Solid State Drives). The PC’s in the Computer Lab and in the classrooms have had extra RAM installed and their hard drive replaced with a Solid State Drive. The old pre-2014 PC’s have been redeployed for use in Computer Science classes and for browsing the Web.

This is the second part of a two year programme where last year we upgraded our firewall and was one of the pilot schools to introduce Leaving Certificate Computer Science.

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