Information for Teachers
Teachers will see real, long-term benefits by getting involved. It’s a great way to get pupils inspired about the vital subjects of science and technology and a brilliant way to showcase your school’s scientific strengths. It also helps to put the fun back into subjects that are viewed by many as being a bit ‘dry’.
One Page Proposal
We understand that teachers may need some help in preparing their one page proposals, so we have given you some examples to help.
Judging will commence on Wednesday 8th January 2020 from 3.00pm and will continue all day Thursday. Final judging will be completed on Friday morning.
Withdrawal of a qualified project
When a student confirms that they will exhibit a project, one of the available stand spaces will be allocated against that project. It is the teacher’s responsibility to check with students before the Christmas holidays to confirm that they are still planning to participate. If a project has to be withdrawn please let us know immediately. Call 1800 924 362 from the Republic of Ireland or 0800 917 1297 from Northern Ireland or email: firstname.lastname@example.org before 13th December 2019. Failure to do so may lead to the disqualification of participation in the project in future years.
Teacher facilities at the exhibition
When you arrive at the RDS register with the BT team at the Teacher Reception Desk, where you will receive your Exhibition ID pass. It is imperative that you wear this at all times for security reasons. Tea and coffee will be served throughout the day in a designated teachers’ area on the main hall balcony. You will receive complimentary lunch vouchers when you register and these can also be used in the teachers’ area. Please note that students must not take down their project or leave the hall before 5.30pm on Saturday 11th January 2020 as members of the public will be visiting the Exhibition. If you, as the participating teacher, are not attending the RDS for any reason and need to send a substitute supervisor or parent in your place, this must be confirmed in writing by your school in order that this change may be recorded by 13th December 2019.
We are delighted to welcome new teachers to the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. Help is on hand if you run into any problems. Phone our helpdesk numbers and we will direct you to a number of teachers who work with us on the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition.
Why not celebrate your school’s participation in the competition by encouraging your colleagues to bring a class along. Or if you are not participating this year why not bring your class along to experience the buzz around the event and maybe that will encourage them to enter next year’s competition. More information will be sent to schools in October/November with regard to booking school visits.
The following advice is given to ensure that the students you accompany to the Exhibition are your primary focus and that they feel a strong sense of support and security.
- Adults should set good examples and serve as role models not only for students that they accompany but for all young people at the Exhibition.
- Adults should know where their students are at all times and students should know where their teacher/parent is at all times.
- Adults should oversee project set-up and be available to assist students with any complications that may arise.
- It is important that an adult should be available to cover or to arrange for cover for students, especially those entered in the Individual section. All students should be given breaks from their stands.