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STEM Education

STEM Education promotes learning related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Young children naturally engage in early STEM exploration through hands-on multisensory and creative experiences. By engaging in these experiences, young children are developing curiosity, inquisitiveness, critical-thinking and problem-solving capacities which are built on through their primary and post-primary school experience. Vex Robotics is part of that programme

VEX is about Teamwork

While VEX focusses on hard science skills, participants also develop soft skills like leadership, communication, and teamwork. Offaly County Council’s Broadband Officer and Head of IT, Ray Bell says “Offaly schools have embraced the STEM initiative and now Offaly schools are competing at a national and now international stage, and for these students the skills will provide an exciting future.” He says, students develop critical thinking, coding, designing, engineering, and teamwork skills. “All of these talents and skills will assist them in their career paths.”



STEAM Education

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Maths.

Here is a recent video of STEAM education taking place across 9 schools in Laois and Offaly in association with 


The Dreamspace initiative has been organised by Longford County Council in association with Microsoft DreamSpace and Ericsson.

Longford students have been working with their teachers to prepare devices, software and awareness campaigns

VEX Competitions

Birr Castle Balloons

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VEX Robitics

a five year old boy fishing from a boat on the zambezi river botswana

man fly fishing in a river

senior friends fishing by the lake

a man at sunset is fishing and fishing on the river with a fishing rod

high angle close up of person holding freshly caught trout at a fish farm raising trout

fishing rod and reel

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