Gorey Educate Together Secondary School

Project Based Learning Week

Project Based Learning Week

What a fantastic end to the first half term of the year, as the Project Based Learning presentations took place. Storm Eunice raged outside, but it was the students who blew us away with their wonderful work.

Each group presented their project and reflections in front of their peers, teachers, and special guests. Thank you to Joanne, Chairperson of the BOM, and Sinéad from the Dept of Education Inspectorate for being there and for their words of encouragement. Sustainable Development Goad 6 was the chosen topic, and it was amazing to see the range of solutions our students came up with to tackle the issue of clean water and sanitation, locally, nationally and globally. We saw a range of actions, including design and construction of a rainwater collector, awareness campaigns, securing a water refilling station for our new school, personalised reusable bottles for all, design of a saltwater purification system, beach and local river cleans ups.

Sinéad spoke directly to the students, telling them that she was ‘extremely impressed with their creativity and teamwork and their ability to drive change and create solutions that will help solve problems with real actions’. She also commended their collegiality as they encouraged and helped one another during their presentations. We were delighted that she got to experience the lovely atmosphere we have the privilege of being part of each day and super proud of everyone for their kindness.

There were prizes for many, for best research, best teamwork, best presentation etc but every single student who took park was a winner in our eyes. The skills they gain from such work, are for life. We also had a lot of fun during the week too! Always an important element in any learning experience!!

Overall, a great experience for us all and we look forward to lots more, the future of the Earth really is in safe hand with these lot!

Jun 03
School closes for Summer Holidays
Seachtain na Gaeilge runs from the 1st of March until the 17th of March.
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