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Local Schools Win Rolls Royce Eden Award & Runner Up For Overall In the Rolls Royce Science Prize

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St. Colum’s P.S. and Portstewart Primary, were one of 6 UK finalists in the Rolls Royce science prize for their amazing collaborative project ‘Marvellous Movers’.

The Rolls-Royce Science Prize is an annual awards programme that helps teachers implement science and mathematics teaching ideas in their schools and colleges. The awards programme is open to all schools and colleges in the UK.  The Prize is teacher led but the Marvellous Movers Project involved all the children from both schools in Portstewart who were challenged to work together to design their own Marvellous Movers as part of this amazing collaborative project.

The awards ceremony took place last night in London.

A spokesperson for the schools said –

“What an achievement!! Congratulations to our Marvellous Movers Team for leading this amazing project, to everyone who supported this project with your time, your expertise or your resources.
And thank you to the wonderful pupils in St. Colum’s Primary and Portstewart Primary…your energy, creativity, vision has been the real driving force behind this project. We are incredibly proud of all your efforts. You, our pupils, are the real MARVELLOUS MOVERS!”

Speaking to Causeway Coast Community this morning Sinn Féin MLA Caoimhe Archibald has congratulated two local primary schools working together have won a major science prize.

The East Derry MLA was speaking after Portstewart Primary School and St Colum’s Primary School were a recognised for their ‘Marvellous Movers’ project which saw 400 pupils working together to design and create their own vehicle.

“Together these schools won the prestigious 2017 Rolls Royce Eden award at a ceremony in London.

“The Award goes to the school which has made the most significant contribution to ecology education so this is a fantastic achievement.

“I had the pleasure of seeing some of the pupils designs earlier this year at the schools’ Marvellous Movers Exhibition. This project encouraged pupils to think about recycling, renewable energy and more environmentally friendly forms of transport and was a fantastic promotion of STEM.

“I sincerely congratulate the pupils and staff involved for this achievement.”

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