Saint Pius X College’s Continued Collaboration with QUB




On Wednesday 26th March, forty year 8 pupils from Saint Pius X College, Magherafelt, were involved in the launch of Project 500. This project is a continuation of the ‘Literacy in Science’ collaboration between Miss Hanson [Head of Science] and Mr C Quinn [Literacy Co-ordinator] within the college in conjunction with Dr Ruth Jarman, QUB. To assist with the launch of Project 500, the college was privileged to have the science expertise provided by Mrs Marie Lindsay, Principal of St. Mary’s College, Derry who spoke to the pupils about the importance and relevance of reading science books for pleasure. Also in attendance with Dr Jarman was Miss Holly Ellingson, a ‘Fullbright Scholar’ seconded to the School of Education, QUB.

The pupils experienced a lively and interactive launch with the use of a range of media activities. The outcome of the project will be the pupils presenting evidence of their enjoyment when reading science booklets through a range of activities. This evidence will be show-cased to Mrs Lindsay in St. Mary’s College, Derry in June.

St. Pius X College launches Project 500




Miss Pat Hanson [Head of Science], with invited guests at the launch of Project 500 Mrs Marie Lindsay [Principal St. Mary’s College, Derry] and Dr Ruth Jarman [QUB]



Ms J Bartley [Principal St. Pius X College], Connor Mc Cracken [STEM Ambassador],

Mrs M Lindsay [Principal St. Mary’s College Derry] with year 8 pupils at the launch of Project 500





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