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The Ark and PDST are proud to present this exciting, new, free resource ‘Caring for Our Earth’ in celebration of Science Week 2021. This resource was created by members of the PDST Primary STEM team in partnership with The Ark’s long-standing collaborator Dr Niamh Shaw, who is both a scientist and a theatre artist. 


‘Caring for Our Earth’ includes activities, prompts and suggestions to bring science to life for pupils, through drama and other creative responses.This inspiration pack consists of three sections:

1. Brings of Earth

2. Living on Earth

3. Treasuring our Earth


In our first collaboration of this kind between The Ark and the PDST, we hope this material will support and inspire teachers to engage with science in new and creative ways during Science Week 2021 - and beyond. Click here to access the resource.


The PDST Primary STEM team are delighted to offer you bespoke school support, where a skilled advisor will provide contextualised school support during and after school hours. If you wish to apply for school support, please visit  Finally, there are a variety of resources on our website to support schools in Science.


Have fun and please feel free to share photos with us on Twitter tagging @TheArkDublin, @Dr_Niamh_Shaw, @PDSTPrimarySTEM and @ScoilnetPrimary. We would all love to see how your pupils are enjoying Science Week!


An Integrated Approach to Science


The PDST Primary STEM team is delighted to invite you to register for our upcoming face to face 2 hour workshops, to practically investigate how the theme of sustainability can be brought to life in your classroom. During the workshop, we will explore how to meaningfully integrate science content and skills with other subjects through design and make, inquiry-based learning and more. Book now to attend the junior or senior workshop on any of the dates below by clicking on one of the images or register at


Ba mhaith linn, foireann bunscoile STEM an tSFGM (PDST) cuireadh a thabhairt daoibh clárú do na ceardlanna aghaidh ar aghaidh a bheidh againn go luath. Bí linn ar feadh 2 uair a chloig chun imscrúdú praiticiúil a dhéanamh ar conas is féidir beocht a chur ar théama na hinbhuanaitheachta i do sheomra ranga. Le linn na ceardlainne, déanfaimid iniúchadh ar conas is féidir ábhar agus scileanna eolaíochta a chomhtháthú go ciallmhar le hábhair eile trí dhearadh agus déanamh, foghlaim bunaithe ar fhiosrúcháin agus níos mó. Beidh na ceardlanna seo i mBéarla.  Cuir d’áit in áirithe anois, chun freastal ar an gceardlann sóisearach nó sinsearach ar aon cheann de na dátaí thíos, brú ar cheann de na hiomhánna thíos nó clárú ag




Primary STEM Team


Welcome to the Primary STEM page. The Primary STEM Team aims to provide a range of high quality professional development experiences that empower teachers and schools to provide the best possible education for all pupils.


Keep informed of upcoming events and the latest news by following us on Twitter @PDSTPrimarySTEM 

  To apply for in-school support in Mathematics and Science, visit