As the academic year draws to a close, I wanted to make contact with you both to express my gratitude for the wonderful experience that was afforded our 33 boys in 4th class here in Scoil Chros tSeáin during the STEAM Engineering in a box programme. The whole experience from start to finish from our point of view was wonderful. Ken, the interest and enthusiasm that you brought to your lessons was second to none. If you decide on a job career change to teaching we'd gladly employ you! We obviously have been very fortunate to have teamed up with you Ken. The added opportunity for the boys to visit GSK has I'm sure inspired the next generation of engineers. Our appreciation to Leonard Cunningham and his team of apprentices for engaging in such a hands on way with the class. From the arrival and the warm welcome by Marie Sheehan(Communications) to the departure from the GSK site the boys were treated like VIPs.
Many thanks to Laura also for her terrific work here in the school in imparting her passion for all things STEAM. The boys really looked forward to her engaging and interesting lessons on the Thursday mornings. Despite having a busy work schedule in GSK Laura was always extremely well prepared and had such a lovely way with the boys. She made a great impression on the lads. Finally thanks to you Alice for your contribution in coordinating such a innovative programme in STEAM throughout Cork. There seems to be a great focus on STEAM in schools at present and your programme has acted in no small way as a catalyst for the future. We look forward to steaming (I mean teaming) up again in the next academic year!