Engineers Week 2020 Workshops for Primary Classes

Engineering our Future

Engineers Week 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 – in association with Science Foundation Ireland and ESERO Ireland, allowing us to offer a subsided rate to all students.

Engineers Week workshops for Primary Students

A week of exciting hands-on workshops, exploring electricity, for primary school children during Engineers Week 2020. 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.  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 2 to Friday March 6, 2020
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, free of charge for DEIS schools. These discounted rates are offered with the support of Science Foundation Ireland.
To book contact: or call 021 4326120
The activity outline is available ElectricityPrimarySpace.

Event Information


  • CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory , Castle Road, Blackrock
    Monday 2nd - Friday 6th March, 2020 | 10am to 1pm daily
  • Sold Out!
    Tuesday 3rd March, 2020 | 10am to 1pm
  • Sold Out!
    Wednesday 4th March, 2020 | 10am to 1pm
  • Sold Out!
    Thursday 5th March, 2020 | 10am to 1pm
  • Sold Out!
    Friday 6th March, 2020 | 10am to 1pm
  • Suitable for: Primary 4th class and up.
  • Capacity: 2 classes per day
  • Cost: €5/student, free of charge for DEIS schools

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