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RDS Primary Science Fair

The RDS Primary Science Fair Belfast will take place at the Belfast Waterfront on Friday June 9 2017.

For information about booking your ticket to visit the Fair and to view the full programme of events, please see Fair Ticketing Information.

Information for Exhibiting Schools & Teachers - Belfast

The Fair welcomes applications from Key Stage 2 and fourth, fifth and sixth classes, across the island of Ireland. More information about applying to the 2018 RDS Primary Science Fair Dublin, Limerick and Belfast.

Now going into its eighth year, the RDS Primary Science Fair is a non-competitive forum, showcasing STEM investigations (science, technology, engineering and maths) undertaken by primary school classes across Ireland. The investigations encourage children’s innate curiosity to explore the science behind the everyday.

In 2017, in addition to the Dublin Fair, we doubled the number of projects on display in Limerick and will host the inaugural RDS Primary Science Fair Belfast in the Belfast Waterfront on June 9. Along with the project display area, the Fair also features an exciting science-themed educational entertainment programme specifically designed for primary school aged children and will feature a range of interactive shows, demonstrations and hands-on exhibits.

Participating classes and their teachers (i.e. those showcasing their class project) have free admission to the Fair, where they will showcase their work and enjoy a day of science-themed workshops, shows and entertainment.

The RDS Primary Science Fair Dublin & Limerick took place in January 2017. The Call for Entries for 2018 will open at the start of September 2017.

Independent evaluation has shown that 97% of participants feel their science skills improve, with 80% reporting improvements in their maths. But the evaluation shows that there is a wealth of other benefits for participants, as well as for the teachers and schools too.

The Fair is underpinned by the pilot RDS STEM Learning project, which aims to support primary school teachers to develop their skills and to mentor other teachers in integrating science, technology, engineering and maths within their classwork.

For further information, please contact:

Karen Sheeran
RDS Science & Technology Programme Manager
Dublin 4
Tel: +353 (0) 1 240 7990 (ROI)
Tel: 0345 2661897 (NI)
Email: primarysciencefair@rds.ie

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