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ESB Science Blast, delivered by the RDS
ESB Science Blast, delivered by the RDS, explodes into life in 2018/2019.
Involve the whole class in this non-competitive programme investigating the science behind a simple question and then display their work at a showcase event. Science is everywhere and in everything, so you can cover a huge amount of the curriculum through participation, from art to numeracy to language skills.
Join hundreds of other classes just like you at a brilliant showcase day, where students display their work and are entertained all day long with amazing science-themed entertainment shows. Every school that participates will receive €75 / £75 towards their travel costs.
ESB Science Blast is a programme developed and delivered by the RDS. It is funded by the RDS, ESB, Naughton Foundation, Science Foundation Ireland, Irish American Partnership, Limerick City and County Council, Devenish Nutrition, Citi, Dublin City Council, Irish Aid, Kainos, Northern Trust and supported by Mary Immaculate College, ICC Belfast, Belfast City Council, CCEA, W5, C2K, AmmA Centre and Nerve Centre.
For nine years the RDS, organised and sponsored the RDS Primary Science Fair, which inspired entire classrooms around the country with the incredible wonders of STEM. The Dublin Fair took place alongside the BTYSTE each January. ESB Science Blast is now being launched as a new standalone event with showcases in March (Dublin), May (Limerick) and June (Belfast), and will continue to be delivered by the RDS.