Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh, TD, has welcomed the announcement that The Primary Science Fair will once again take place at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition from 10-12 January 2019.

The Primary Science Fair has been an exciting part of the internationally renowned BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition for over 15 years, and it continues to play a pivotal role in the primary academic calendar in Ireland. The Fair is designed to instill an early love of science in primary school students across Ireland.

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh said, “I am delighted to help launch The Primary Science Fair at the next exciting BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in January 2019. I want to see more and more students take an interest in science, and it is renowned events like this that should provide the inspiration.

“Science is critical to our everyday lives and students taking part, exhibiting and competing at the Exhibition are the leaders of the future, so we have to do everything we can to motivate, encourage and support with events like The Primary Science Fair.

“I am really looking forward to visiting the Fair in January and seeing the innovative and exciting projects come to life.”

Shay Walsh, MD BT Ireland and Organiser of the Primary Science Fair said, “We are delighted that the annual Primary Science Fair will, once again, take place alongside the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in January. By running in tandem with the overall Exhibition, the students will enjoy everything that this festival of science and technology has to offer; from its 50,000 plus spectators, including leading political and celebrity figures; to mind-blowing science shows and unparalleled publicity for their school and local community.

“Participating students will also see first-hand from a young age the limitless possibilities that an interest in science can offer and that it all starts here at The Primary Science Fair. We’re very much looking forward to welcoming our ‘young’ young scientists to the RDS in January and seeing what eye opening projects they will have on display.”

Applications for The Primary Science Fair are now open, and schools can submit their entries at: For more information visit #BTYSTE @BTYSTE.

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