The winners of ReelLIFE SCIENCE 2021 have been announced as GAELSCOIL RIABHACH from Loughrea, Co. Galway at primary school level, LE CHÉILE SECONDARY SCHOOL from Tyrellstown, Dublin 15 at secondary school level and FORÓIGE HUB CASTLEBAR from Mayo at youth group level.
Winning videos were selected from a record 490 entries made by over 3,000 participants in 135 schools and youth groups in Ireland and Northern Ireland, by a panel of judges including NASA astronaut Col. Greg ‘Box’ Johnson, University College Dublin Professor of Zoology Emma Teeling amd the 2021 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition winner, Greg Tarr, from Bandon Grammar School in Cork.
ReelLIFE SCIENCE is based in NUI Galway and is supported by the Science Foundation Ireland Discover programme, the Community Knowledge Initiative, the CÚRAM Centre for Research in Medical Devices, Foróige and the Cell EXPLORERS science education and outreach programme. The ReelLIFE SCIENCE programme challenges young people in schools and youth groups around Ireland to engage with science and technology by producing short educational videos, while developing their communication and digital skills. Since being launched in 2013, this challenge has been met by more than 20,000 participants in over 600 schools and groups in Ireland and Northern Ireland.