13 October 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Cianna McNally

Over 140 activities will form part of the first ever Cavan Monaghan Science Festival that is set to take place next month.
The festival, which will run from November 13th – 20th, was launched in Clones Branch Library on Tuesday morning. It is one of ten happening across the country this year and it received funding totalling €35,000 from Science Foundation Ireland and Monaghan and Cavan County Councils following an application submitted by Monaghan Co Council.
The primary aim of the week-long event is to make science both fun and interesting and hopefully encourage more people, particularly young school leavers, to take up STEM (Science Technology Engineering Maths) subjects. The activities and events over the week will be held in libraries, schools and community venues across both Cavan and Monaghan and everything is free to attend.
Fifth and sixth class pupils from Gaelscoil Eois, Clones, were in attendance at the launch and library staff facilitated a hands-on fun, interactive and educational workshop using traditional tales. The students were asked to use their critical problem framing and problem solving skills to get the goats from the Three Billy Goats Gruff story across the river.
The aim of the workshop was to get children to work in teams and promote their literacy skills and problem …

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