The Department of Life Sciences at the University of Limerick are welcoming over 500 Leaving Certificate Biology students from all over Munster into their state-of-the-art laboratories from the 7 - 15 January. They are providing the students with the opportunity to conduct all laboratory practicals set on the Leaving Certificate Biology curriculum. A group over 55 leaving certificate students from St Flannan's in Ennis, braved the icy weather to take part in the laboratory practicals.
St Flannan's teachers, Claire Wehrley and Ann Quinlivan accompanied the group of students. Ms Wehrely said; "This is a great revision opportunity for our students, they get to undertake all the practical experiments in the Leaving Certificate syllabus using the state-of-the art facilities."
"Many biology leaving cert students throughout the country do not get the opportunity to actually carry out and practice all of the experiments included in their course work and a lot of secondary school laboratories simply don't have the facilities to allow this. Our life science biology laboratories have the most up to date experimental equipment to facilitate in depth research and experimentation. It's a great opportunity for secondary school students practically engage with the University also" said Jacqueline Kennedy, Chief Technical Officer, Department of Life Sciences, UL.
Amy Mullins and Cliodhna Meehan students of St Flannan's, Ennis, Co. Clare taking part in the lab practicals demonstrated by the Department of Life Sciences, University of Limerick.
Rachel Finucane and Sarah Kelly students of St Flannan's, Ennis, Co. Clare taking part in the lab practicals demonstrated by the Department of Life Sciences, University of Limerick.