Scoil Chaitríona Cailíní takes part in Junior Achievement Ireland’s ‘Energize’ Programme in partnership with Gas Networks Ireland
Gas Networks Ireland has partnered with Junior Achievement to deliver a brand-new sustainability module, as part of its Energize programme to students from Scoil Chaitríona Cailíní in Coolock, Dublin.
The programme aims to inspire students to continue with STEM subjects at a post-primary level. Students learn about topics including renewable gas and carbon monoxide safety through practical and engaging activities.
The Energize programme, which last year marked 10 years in partnership with Gas Networks Ireland, now also runs its successful STEM education programme online, with free resources available to download at www.jai.ie.
Gas Networks Ireland’s Social Sustainability Manager, Gráinne O’Reilly, said:
“We are delighted to be partnering with Junior Achievement Ireland for our eleventh year, on this fantastic programme for students. Science, technology, engineering and maths expertise is at the core of our business operations, so we’re big supporters of STEM education and showcasing this area to children.
In 2021, 3,400 students from 100 schools nationwide engaged with the Energize programme and we look forward to seeing this number grow. The added emphasis on the new sustainability element of the programme also enables us to foster an even greater interest in this hugely important topic”
Commenting on the class participation, Katie Doyle, schoolteacher from Scoil Chaitríona Cailíní, said:
“My class thoroughly enjoyed the Energize programme which brought science to life while reflecting the curriculum through fun and interactive sessions. The programme enables pupils to understand career possibilities in STEM areas and encourages them to continue with science in second-level education.
It was great to see so much excitement and curiosity in the classroom. It’s fantastic for the students to learn more about the importance of sustainability as it is so central to the world in which we live.”
Speaking about the partnership with Gas Networks Ireland, Junior Achievement Ireland Programme Coordinator, Elaine O’Brien, said:
“Our partnership with Gas Networks Ireland is hugely important in delivering our Energize programme to students around the country. We are very thankful to the whole team at Gas Networks Ireland for their time and dedication to ensuring the programme’s success. We have been working together with Gas Networks Ireland for more than a decade and we look forward to continuing to inspire students around the country in the area of STEM.”