Local Students Benefit From New science Education Programmes

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Students attending a range of different secondary schools in the North County are among the first to benefit from new programmes which aim to help with the teaching of biology, chemistry and natural sciences. This follows the inclusion of local teachers from these schools being among the early participants in Amgen Teach and the Amgen Biotech Experience.
Among the local schools with teachers participating in Amgen Teach are: Coláiste Choilm and Fingal Community College in Swords, Coláiste Ghlor na Mara in Balbriggan, Donabate Community College and St. Mary’s, Baldoyle.
Amgen Teach is a programme which provides training to boost the skills and confidence of teachers, transforming the science classroom experience for their students. The Amgen Biotech Experience empowers teachers to bring biotechnology into their classrooms.
The two new science education programmes were announced for Ireland by leading biotechnology company Amgen and its philanthropic arm, the Amgen Foundation. Over the course of the coming academic year the programmes are set to impact on approximately 15,000 students across Ireland.
The programmes provide teachers with the skills and confidence to transform the student experience in learning science. Training is offered free of charge and emphasises hands-on, enquiry-based learning, providing teachers with practical tools they can replicate in the classroom and lab to motivate students.