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Agency Launches Ingenious Ulster Science Roadshow

23 May 2017

A new science roadshow for schools which encourages pupils to engage with science by learning about famous Ulster-Scots scientists and inventors has been launched by the Ulster-Scots Agency.

Through the Ingenious Ulster Science Roadshow pupils at 56 schools will have a fun and interactive opportunity to learn about science by participating in experiments which explain the science behind the inventions of famous Ulster-Scots like Harry Ferguson and John Dunlop; and the discoveries of William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, who was the greatest British scientist of the 19th Century.

Ulster-Scots Agency Chief Executive Ian Crozier said, “Ulster-Scots have made an enormous contribution to the development of the modern world through science and innovation.  This is something that we should all be proud of and it is important that children should learn about these great Ulster-Scots and be inspired by them.”

“This project is the Ulster-Scots Agency’s latest initiative to show how Ulster-Scots can play an important part in the delivery of the curriculum in a range of subjects and we look forward to working with colleagues in the education system to see how this and similar successful programmes can be rolled out across the country.”

Science 2 Life, also known as Scientific Sue, has been commissioned to deliver the programme.  Sue is dynamic and innovative in her approach to teaching as she endeavours to make STEM teaching simple, real and relevant to the modern world today.  Sue has a vast experience of teaching science world-wide to young and old.  Previously Sue was awarded the Guinness world record as teacher of the largest practical science class!


Notes to editors:

Full list of schools involved is attached below:

Host School: Ballymoney High

Ballymoney Model Controlled Integrated Primary School

Balnamore Primary School

Garryduff Primary School

Landhead Primary School

Leaney Primary School

William Pinkerton Primary School

Host School: Belfast Boys' Model School

Black Mountain Primary School

Currie Primary School

Forthriver Primary School

Glenwood Primary School

Lowwood Primary School

Host School: Dromore High School

Dromore Central Primary School

Host School: Enniskillen Royal Grammar School

Enniskillen Model Primary School

Jones Memorial Primary School

Host School: Foyle College

Drumahoe Primary School

Edbrington Primary School

Host School: Kingsmill Primary School

Host School: Monaghan Collegiate School

Ballybay Central School

Clontibret National School

Drumacruttin National School

Drumcorrin National School

Monaghan Model School

Rockcorry National School

Host School: Omagh High School

Gibson Primary School

Omagh County Primary School

Host School: Royal and Prior School Raphoe

Brownknowe National School

Cashelshanaghan National School

Castletown National School

Convoy Joint National

Creeslough National School

Donaghmore National School

Drumfad National School

Glenmaquin National School

Killygordon National School

Kilbarron National School

Moyle National School

Raphoe Central National School

St Eunans National School

Trentagh National School 

Host School: St Aidan's Comprehensive School, Cootehill

Darley National School

Dernakesh National School

Drung Central School

Laragh National School

Lisboduff National School Bunnoe

Scoil Maodhog East Knockbride

St. Michael’s National School Cootehill

The Model School Baileborough

For further information on the Ulster Scots Agency Education Programmes please contact:

Jane Wallace

Education Officer

0044 (0) 28 9023 1113