Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown recently had an expo in the school gym, for local primary schools and CMJ students, to showcase their projects for the SEF STEM initiative. This initiative was introduced by the government to promote the embedding of digital technologies in teaching, learning and assessment in primary and post primary schools. SEF STEM supports schools to work together on projects in accordance with the Government’s ambitious plans to promote the teaching and learning of the STEM subjects. Mr. Dunne did an excellent job coordinating the event in the school, it was incredible to see the innovation, planning and presentation that went into all the work. St Kierans National School in Johnstown projects are Beebot game and Galga chase the pizza. Scoil an Chroí Naofa Urlingford’s projects are, STEM learning through Gaeilge, Beebot, Pidgeon Cipher and make code arcade games with an Irish theme. Scoil Mhichil Naofa Galmoy’s projects are using Lego Wedo for projects on earthquakes and pollination.  Gortnahoe National School’s projects are Beebot maze, spring match up, and beebot race, also using microbit for hot potato, chat and inch worm. Scoil Tíghearnach Naofa Cullohill’s projects are Izak 9, Meccano, gravitrax, and mechanics build and robot.