Date: March 4-16   Time: 10:00 - 13:00

Engineering our Future

Join us to celebrate the 11th year of Engineers Week, a week that aims to create positive awareness and spark enthusiasm about the engineering profession to people of all ages, especially students and their teachers and parents.

This year we are hosting events here at CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, Lough Gur and Dunsink Observatory all in association with Science Foundation Ireland and ESERO Ireland allowing us to offer a subsided rate to all students.

SFI and ESERO Ireland

Primary Students


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A fortnight of exciting hands-on workshops, exploring electricity, for primary school children during Engineers Week 2017. Workshops are aimed at 4th, 5th and 6th class and will introduce children to engineering using specially designed electronic kits. The format will be a mixture of learning about the basics of electricity and building their own electric circuits. The visits will include a planetarium show.

These activities are designed to engage children to explore Engineering and Science, by inspiring them with space and astronomy. Activities will be tailored to specific age groups and will be linked to the relevant school curriculum. Pupils will be guided through the visit using a mixture of skills including creativity, problem solving, teamwork and experimentation, all of which are key to what engineers do.

Dates: Monday March 6 – Wednesday March 8, Monday March 13 – Thursday March 16

Time: 10:00 – 13:00

Age group: Best for 4th, 5th, or 6th class

Capacity: 30 students/class, 2 classes per day

Cost: €5/student

To book contact: info@bco.ie or call 021 4326120

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Our team will be running workshops for students in both Lough Gur and Dunsink Observatory.

Lough Gur, Limerick  

Date: Thursday March 9, 2017

Time: 10:00 – 13:00

Age group: Best for 4th, 5th, or 6th class, 2 classes per day.

Capacity: 30 students/group

Cost: €5/student

To book contact: kate@loughgur.com or call 061 385386


Dunsink Observatory
, Dublin    

Date: Friday March 10, 2017

Time: 10:00 – 13:00

Age group: Best for 4th, 5th, or 6th class, 2 classes per day.

Capacity: 30 students/group

Cost: Free

To book contact: info@bco.ie or call 021 4326120

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