Young Scientists Invited to have a Blast in Belfast


ESB Science Blast is coming to Belfast this summer, and the hosts want as many primary schools as possible to get involved and celebrate the incredible scope of science. And the RDS (Ireland’s Philanthropic Society), which is behind the event, is offering help with travel costs for schools taking part.

The event, at Belfast Waterfront Hall on 05 and 06 June, offers a showcase for primary science projects, along with a day-long programme of educational entertainment, tailored for a primary school-aged audience. This year, this will include two BBC presenters on the amazing chemistry of food and the incredible possibilities of maths.

Young scientists invited to have a blast in BelfastIt is simple to register online and the Science Blast website helps schools shape a project through coming up with a single question.  Corran Integrated Primary School, in Larne, were part of the first ever Belfast event in 2017 with a wonderful project asking ‘Which material is the best for building a seawall defence?’

ESB Science Blast organisers, RDS, say that an independent study has shown that, through participation, students’ confidence in science and maths soars.  Feedback from parents and teachers has been enthusiastic and the projects can help with many areas of the curriculum such as maths and art as well as helping develop critical thinking and teamwork.

The RDS is offering a contribution of £75 towards the travel costs for every participating school but you have to register by 27 February.

Find out more here or call the RDS on 0345 2661897 with any queries.