The BTYSTE Primary Science Fair set to shine a light on Ireland's budding young scientists

Mar 30, 2022

Daniel Connolly (aged 9), Liadan Kelly (aged 10) and Fiadh Kelly (aged 10) pictured in Malahide Butterfly House ahead of the Primary Science Fair, a highlight of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition for primary school students from 3rd to 6th class.

Forty projects from across 33 schools taking part in the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) Primary Science Fair 2022

Does practice really make perfect?’ ‘Do screens affect our mental health?’ These are just some of the 40 project ideas that will be exhibited at the BTYSTE Primary Science Fair which takes place in schools across the country on the 29th and 30th March.

For over two decades the Primary Science Fair, as part of the BTYSTE, has celebrated the wonderfully inquisitive minds of children between 3rd and 6th class, as they take their first deep dive into researching ideas, collaborating with their classmates and presenting their findings to a team of judges. For many young students, it’s their first practical introduction into science related subjects, to encourage them to see the wonders of science and the infinite possibilities it offers.

This year, projects from 33 schools across 12 counties will exhibit to a team of judges made up of some of the most well-known alumni of the core BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. Cormac Harris and Alan O’Sullivan, who won the BTYSTE in 2020 are just two of this year’s judges. Commenting on the event Cormac said: “STEM forms such a crucial part of everyday life and it’s brilliant to see so many very young students coming up with such innovative ideas to inspire real change in the world.”

Alan added, “The Primary Science Fair is such an important platform for children to explore the possibilities of science. It’s brilliant to see the impact it has, with so many students going on to partake in the core BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition at secondary school level.”

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