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Applications are now open for the 2024 Primary Science Fair

BT Ireland encourages 3rd to 6th class students with a curiosity for science to apply for the Primary Science Fair, which will take place at the 2024 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) in January 

  • Projects can explore a diverse range of scientific areas
  • Applications can be submitted by up to 30 students in 3rd to 6th class
  • The closing date for applications is Monday October 23 at 5pm

4th October 2023: BT Ireland is delighted to announce that it is searching for the next generation of young scientists in Ireland, as applications are now officially open for the Primary Science Fair.  The Primary Science fair will run alongside the 60th BTYSTE and takes place on Thursday, January 11th, and Friday January 12th, 2024, in Dublin.

Third to Sixth class students are encouraged to come together and turn their curiosity into projects for the opportunity to represent their school at the 2024 Primary Science Fair. Class sizes of up to 30 students are eligible to enter and schools must submit their entries by Monday, October 23 at 5pm.

The projects can explore a wide range of interesting scientific areas from living things, environmental awareness and care, energy forces to the make-up of materials. If more than one of these areas interest students, the good news is schools can enter multiple times! Participating schools will find out in November if they will be showcasing their projects at the Primary Science Fair in January 2023.

Speaking ahead of the BTYSTE 2024 deadline, Mari Cahalane, head of the BTYSTE said, “The Primary Science Fair is an opportunity for curious young minds to explore and participate in the world of science in a fun way and to ignite a lifelong passion in research and innovation. At BT Ireland, it is our mission to give young people the opportunity to explore the wonders of science, and welcome some of the brightest young minds of tomorrow to the Primary Science Fair in Dublin this January.’’

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For more information, please contact:

Erica Brown / Áine O’Boyle
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About The Primary Science Fair at BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

For over 20 years, the Primary Science Fair has been a core component of BTYSTE. It encourages 3rd to 6th class primary school students to develop their interest in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) in a non-competitive environment.  It also inspires them to become future participants in BTYSTE, one of the world’s leading and longest-running school science exhibitions.

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