SciFest becomes Gaisce Challenge Partner

Gaisce – The President\’s Award is delighted to announce that SciFest has become an official Gaisce Challenge Partner. Gaisce Challenge Partners support and involve young people to participate in one or more Gaisce Challenge Area, allowing Gaisce participants to use relevant activities to count towards achieving a Gaisce Award.

SciFest is a series of one-day science fairs for second-level students hosted locally in schools (SciFest@School) and at regional level in third level colleges (SciFest@College), culminating in a national final each November. The aim of the project is to encourage a love of science, tehcnology, engineering and maths through active, collaborative, inquiry-based learning. It also aims to provide a forum for students at local, regional and national level to present and display their scientific investigations.


If you are interested in using your preparation and participation in SciFest to count towards a Gaisce Award, speak with your Gaisce President’s Award Leader (PAL) in your school or organisation and agree how you can record and share your weekly progress for the Gaisce Award. If your organisation currently supports and involves young people to participate in a Gaisce Challenge Area, contact us at to find out how you can become an official Gaisce Challenge Partner.

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