Students have been very busy since their return to school in their short course in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths). This short course is unique to the students of Carrigtwohill Community College and gives students the opportunity to develop the essential skills of STEAM industries; problem solving, communication and teamwork. Building on last year’s STEM course, A (for Art) was introduced to the programme to enhance the focus on creativity and design. First year students have engaged in challenges in all areas of STEAM since they began; designing towers, building electric circuits and creating stop-motion movies. They are now working on larger STEAM challenges; programming robots, designing rockets and developing skills in design software. Second Year students used the first few weeks of school to focus on developing their Stop-Motion movies and have now begun a module of ‘STEAM in FOTA’ where they will spend one afternoon each week for four weeks in FOTA Wildlife Park exploring links and developing skills across all areas of STEAM.