Scoil Aonghusa rocket launch video wins national award!

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Supported by the Science Foundation Ireland Discover programme and the CÚRAM Centre for Research in Medical Devices, ReelLIFE SCIENCE challenged Irish primary and secondary schools to make short videos, which would entertain and educate people, on a range of scientific topics. The challenge, with a total prizefund of €3000, was met by more than 1,200 students and teachers in 77 schools around Ireland, producing over 120 science videos in both English and Irish.

The judges selected ‘Scoil Aonghusa Rocket Launch’, produced by 4th class students of Scoil Aonghusa Senior, Tallaght, under the direction of teacher Jennie Smith, as the best primary school video, and deserving winners of the €1000 first prize. The video, a news report live from Tallaght’s first manned rocket launch, was described by Cmdr. Hadfield as “fun” and “well-acted”, while Prof. McLysaght praised the “humour interspersed with the science,” remarking that “This video is great fun and I think the pupils had fun making it too!

Watch the amazing video below! Well done Kids!

The videos below will be shown to the general public as part of the Galway Science and Technology Exhibition, held in NUI Galway on Sunday, 22 November. The videos are also on display during Science Week in the Galway City Museum (Tues -Thurs) and Galway Film Centre.