Kilkeel HS Technology Projects

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Bombardier announces the launch of the 2010 Flight Experience Challenge

Bombardier has announced the launch of the 2010 Flight Experience Challenge.  It will take place in W5 @ Odyssey, Belfast on Wednesday 28 April.  The competition challenges pupils to design, build and fly a self-propelled model aircraft.  
There are four catagories
  1. Key Stage 2
  2. Key Stage 3
  3. Key Stage 4/6th Form
  4. Special Schools  

The winners of each category will be treated to a VIP day at the Farnborough International Airshow on Friday 23 July 2010 and their schools will each receive £1000.
For further info click here

Bursaries for teacher professional development

The General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland (GTCNI) has just announced a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Bursary funding programme available during 2010-11.

The funding will be made available to individual teachers wishing to undertake professional activities relating to the NI Curriculum. The programme has been running successfully for five years and as with previous bursary programmes an emphasis is being placed on teacher professional development relating to improvement in teaching and learning for pupils. 
 The Technology team at Clounagh would be more than happy to support anyone who would be interested in applying for a bursary with a Technology slant.
For full details of the bursary click here.