A mesmerising, new touring artwork of our home planet has arrived at the award-winning Science and Discovery Centre, W5. As part of the 2019 NI Science Festival, the visually stunning artwork ‘Gaia’ by UK artist Luke Jerram, will be exhibited at W5 until Sunday 24 February and will give visitorsRead More →

New research commissioned by the UK Safer Internet Centre reveals how sharing and viewing content is integral to the lives of young people, and the positives and challenges that come with this. In an increasingly digitised world, with young people sharing a variety of content every day, almost two-thirds (65%) sayRead More →

BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, has announced the launch of its new nationwide mass participation fundraising campaign, Pyjamarama. The campaign aims to get children across the country in their pyjamas to raise funds for the reading charity.   BookTrust want children across the nation to ditch their normal clothesRead More →

‘Poonami’, ‘freezer tapas’ and ‘mum spa’ are among the funniest new phrases most used by modern parents. The baffling words have been coined to help mums and dads cope with raising kids with 84 per cent of parents frequently using them, and more than a third (35 per cent) admittingRead More →

A survey of more than 5,000 parents and guardians of children aged from three to 12-years-old has found that being bullied is what they are most concerned about for their child. Over half of all parents questioned (56%) said that they are most worried about bullying at school, followed byRead More →

The Odyssey Trust and Belfast City Council have joined forces to launch a new campaign today, Earth to Odyssey, which is designed to inspire families across Northern Ireland to ‘Make A Change’ and protect our planet. The campaign, which will run throughout February and March, will highlight key environmental issuesRead More →

The political deadlock is jeopardizing the health of children in Northern Ireland as the two-year stalemate has led to no real progress in child health policy, say worried children’s doctors. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Ireland has called for an end to the deadlock and for decisiveRead More →

Acclaimed scientists Professor Brian Cox and Liz Bonnin, UV Yoga, and a crash course into the teenage psyche are some of the hot tickets at this year’s NI Science Festival. With almost 200 events across 11 days and spanning over 50 venues throughout Northern Ireland, NI Science Festival 2019 hasRead More →