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ReelLife Science Films as part of Science on Screen Launch

Galway City of Film are delighted to screen this years winners of the ReelLife Science Schools Video Competition as part of the Science on Screen event in An Taibhdhearc on Saturday 19th November.

ReelLife Science is a novel science video competition for Irish primary and secondary schools, which aims to promote Science in the classroom and beyond, by inviting students to produce a short video communicating a scientific topic in an engaging and entertaining way.

This years ReelLife Science winners are GAELSCOIL RIABHACH from Loughrea, Co. Galway at primary school level with their video ‘Life in Space’ and PATRICIAN HIGH SCHOOL, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan at secondary school level with their video ‘how The Sun Works’. Their videos were selected by a panel of Special Guest Judges from over 200 short science videos, produced by more than 2,000 students in 104 schools around Ireland.

Selecting the best videos to share the €3000 prize fund were University College London neuroscientist and Royal Society Fellow Prof. Eleanor Maguire, BT Young Scientist & Technologists of the Year 2016, Maria Louise Fufezan and Diana Bura from Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan and RTE broadcaster and science enthusiast Rick O’Shea, who said “It was a genuine pleasure to go through all the entries in this year’s competition. Some were of such an incredibly high quality. I just wish the tech and the teaching that obviously goes behind this was around when I was in school!

Both winning videos will be screened as part of the Galway City of film Science on Screen event in An Taibhdhearc Theatre on Saturday 19th November at 2pm.

For more info on Science on Screen see: http://www.galwayfilmcentre.ie/2016/11/15/science-on-screen-as-part-of-science-week-2016-saturday-19th-november/

For more info on ReelLife Science see: https://reellifescience.com/2016/11/14/reellife-science-2016-winners-announced/

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