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Starting Young in Science and Maths

Calmast Coordinator Sheila Donnegan sits down for an interview with Claire O'Connell of Silcon Republic as part of their "Women Invent Tomorrow" campaign.


Speaking to Silicon Republic at the Maths Week Ireland launch this week, co-organiser Sheila Donegan discussed the importance of capturing the imagination and interest of children from a young age when it comes to STEM.

“We really needed to be starting in primary school, encouraging primary school children to have a positive image and attitude about maths and science and not to be scared of it but to see it as something exciting. Children have a natural curiosity about the [world] and why things work and don’t work, and it’s really important to nurture, culture and develop that. We have to influence parents, too, and wider society."

You can read the full feature here.