Benefits to schools
Some of the benefits for schools who participate:
When schools promote project-based learning through science fairs like the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, students look for interaction/engagement within the local environment, such interactions build connections between schools and:
- The local environment, local resources, parents and the community who become engaged through their children/students or will attend a local school based science fair
- Local organisations and businesses including the farming sector, 3rd level colleges, and science outreach centres, SMEs etc.
This creates opportunities to identify local needs, solve local problems and create and grow local business opportunities.
Where opportunities exist for students to work cooperatively with peers in diverse geographical regions on areas of local as well as global scientific and engineering interest such as climate change, sanitation, soil fertility, animal husbandry, fishery science, and access to healthcare, education and ICT.