International Publication Success for Literacy in Science





International Publication Success for Literacy in Science in St. Pius X College

Miss Pat Hanson [Head of Science] and Mr Ciaran Quinn [Literacy Coordinator] have been involved in a series of collaborative initiatives relating to literacy in science under the guidance of Dr Ruth Jarman, School of Education, QUB. One such initiative involved raising pupil awareness of ‘Science in the News’. This involved pupils participating in a media conference on ‘Antibiotics of the Past, Present and Future’ delivered by Professor Christopher Shaw, School of Pharmacy, QUB. This topic, which is naturally embedded in the pupil’s science curriculum, resulted in each pupil writing a scientific article. This article was based on the impact antibiotics have had on humanity since their discovery in the 1930s and the potential impact of a recently discovered possible antibiotic found on the skin of Waxy Monkey frogs.

As a follow up to this initiative both Miss Hanson and Mr Quinn were invited to write a paper along with Dr Ruth Jarman and this was published in the International ASE School Science Review [SSR] in December 2015.














English Dutch French German Irish Italian Lithuanian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Spanish Swedish Welsh


Latest  News

Internet  Safety

Social  Media

Students & Parents

  • Follow the latest news on our Facebook page!

Students & Parents

  • Follow the latest news on our Twitter page!




Contact  Us

St Pius X College
59 Moneymore Road,

Co Derry
BT45 6HQ

  • Telephone: 028 796 32186
  • Fax: 028 796 32573
  • E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Web Address: