May 19th

Hello again,

The summer is definitely here and many of the trees and shrubs at the school are in full bloom. This is one of the trees in our little garden dedicated to Mrs. Doyle.

Here is the email I am sending home today

May 19

Here is some information about a competition that some of the children might enjoy:

Dear Principal,

 I’m am contacting you today in relation to a competition for Primary & Secondary School pupils being run by CONFIRM – the Science Foundation Ireland funded research centre for Smart Manufacturing based at the University of Limerick.

 The competition itself focuses around the Future of Work and how Primary and Junior level secondary school pupils see us working 100 years from now. We are now accepting entries and the competition will close on the 5th of June.

 We are inviting pupils (aged 7 to 14) to submit drawings or short video clips describing their vision of the Future of Work and they will be in with the chance to win approx. €200 worth of Home Science equipment as well as an invitation for themselves and their class to come for a tour of our new building and get an insight into the types of technologies involved in our research (robotics, virtual reality demos etc.) followed by a workshop led by our researchers.

 Full details including entry instructions are on our website

Don’t forget to check out the art and writing competitions that I posted over the last two weeks.