Category Archives: 2014 Competition

ReelLIFE SCIENCE Video Library Launched

Happy New Year everyone. We hope you had a nice break and are looking forward to great things in 2016!

Today, we are excited to announce the launch of the ‘ReelLIFE SCIENCE Video Library‘, where you can watch more than 100 of the short science videos made by primary and secondary school students over the past number of years for ReelLIFE SCIENCE.

The videos are divided into four broad categories, to try to reflect the school science curriculum and also the range of competition topics since 2013.

These categories are:

  • Energy, Forces, Physics and Space (31 videos covering topics like Science in Space, Light, Gravity, Special Relativity, etc.);
  • Habitats and The Environment (26 videos covering topics like Science in the Garden, Our Marine World and The Soil is Alive!);
  • Our Healthy Bodies (39 videos covering a huge range of topics from Medicines, Keeping Healthy, The Food we Eat, Cells, The Digestive System, Vision, Evolution and much, much more!)
  • Science Heroes and The Power of Science (21 videos Featuring Marie Curie, Alexander Fleming, Lise Meitner, and lots of fun science experiments for the classroom).
schools map_2013 to 2015
Locations of 178 schools participating in ReelLIFE SCIENCE since 2013. (Red = primary school, green = secondary school, yellow = shortlisted school)

Our hope is that both teachers and students alike will find this a useful resource when teaching or learning about these topics, or just an good place to browse some entertaining and educational videos made by some of the best science communicators in Ireland!

We’d like to thank the more than 5,000 students and teachers from 178 schools all around Ireland, who have made videos for ReelLIFE SCIENCE over the years. This fantastic resource would not be possible without all of their efforts and enthusiasm.

ReelLIFE SCIENCE will be back in the new academic year, with some more great topics, judges and prizes, so watch this space!

Special Feature: 2014 Primary School Winners, Sooey NS

In 2014, students from Sooey National School, Co. Sligo, were awarded First prize at Primary school level, for their brilliant video ‘The Secret Life of Honey Bees’.

The video was produced by Fifth and Sixth class students, with the help of their teacher Thomas Egan. Special Guest Judge Professor Stephen Curry commented: “Sooey National School’s video had good science content, with a very, very funny script and the kids were clearly having a lot of fun which makes the film hugely appealing.

Continue reading Special Feature: 2014 Primary School Winners, Sooey NS

ReelLIFE SCIENCE 2014 Winners Announced!

Special Guest Judges Prof. Stephen Curry, Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin and Paul Clarke choose their winners.

ReelLIFE SCIENCE 2014 Winners. Fifth and Sixth class students from Sooey NS, Co. Sligo on learning they won first prize (left). Julien Torrades, Leaving Certificate student in Summerhill College, Sligo (right).
ReelLIFE SCIENCE 2014 Winners. Fifth and Sixth class students from Sooey NS, Co. Sligo on learning they won first prize (left). Julien Torrades, Leaving Certificate student in Summerhill College, Sligo (right).

After competing against more than 250 science videos from all around the country, huge congratulations goes to the Fifth and Sixth class students of Sooey National School, Co. Sligo, for their winning Primary school video ‘The Secret Life of Honey Bees’, and Leaving Certificate student Julien Torrades from Summerhill College, Sligo who takes first place in the Secondary school competition for his video ‘The History of Medicine‘.  Continue reading ReelLIFE SCIENCE 2014 Winners Announced!