One of the biggest science events on the island of Ireland is returning to ICC Belfast (Waterfront Hall) on June 3 and 4, 2020.

ESB Science Blast will bring Key Stage 2 pupils together from all over Northern Ireland to display their creative science investigations at a two-day extravaganza. Managed and delivered by the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) and endorsed by CCEA (Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment), this non-competitive education programme calls on primary school students from across the Province to harness their natural curiosity and register their involvement by April 1, 2020.

Open to all Key Stage 2 primary school classes, the objective is to encourage as many students as possible to think critically about the world around them and work together as a class, using scientific methods of discovery such as predicting, observing, measuring, etc., to investigate the puzzling, quirky or simply unknown… with typical investigations including: ‘Why do fish not get squashed at the bottom of the ocean?’, ‘Does the colour of food affect our perception of its taste?’ and ‘What music genre increases concentration the most?’. This is a FREE event and every participating school will receive £75 towards travel costs. Register now at

Nadia Duncan

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