We decided to enter School Lab again this year because we had a great time last year! The whole process is very exciting – we learn, play and have fun, especially when shooting the video. We're going to take part next year too!
Danae, Eleftheria and Nicoletta, aged 12, Dimotiko School in Thessaloniki
Communicating science in schools
Our aim is to attract students between the ages of 10 and 15 to take part in an exciting science communication video competition.
Enter School Lab 2015
- Are you a student in a class between the 5th grade of primary school and the 3rd grade of secondary school?
- Are you passionate about science?
- Do you enjoy working with friends as a team?
- Do you want to find out what working with a real-life researcher is like?
- Would you like to join a science club?
If you answered 'Yes' to any of the above questions, then you're ready to explore the fascinating world of science – everything from astronomy, biology and chemistry to maths and physics – and discover how thrilling science can be!
What is School Lab?
School Lab is an innovative educational communication programme designed to promote the exchange of ideas on science. Through School Lab we aim to help young students:
- understand the exciting challenges of science
- develop critical and creative thinking through innovative and creative activities
- gain the confidence and skills required to present their ideas
- see young scientists as role models
and establish an online community that will bring students, teachers and researchers together.
What will I be expected to do?
Students who take part in School Lab will:
- form teams of two to five people with their friends
- choose a scientific topic they're interested in, either on their own or with the aid of their teachers and mentors
- present their chosen topic in an imaginative and and easily understandable way
- record their presentation on video (using a video recorder or mobile phone)
- upload their video to the School Lab website
... just like real scientists!
Who are the mentors and what's their role?
The mentors are a group of talented young scientists, all finalists in FameLab, the science communication competition created by the Cheltenham Science Festival and organised internationally by the British Council.
The mentors will guide the students throughout all phases of the competition. With their help and support, participants will develop their chosen scientific topic while at the same time becoming familiar with the research process.
How do I apply to take part in School Lab?
If you'd like to take part in this innovative school programme, simply visit the School Lab website to complete and submit the registration form.
Deadline for entries: Monday 9 March 2015 (23.59)
Participants will need to upload their final 3–5 minute video presenting the scientific topic they've chosen onto the online platform by 23.59 on Monday 9 March 2015.
A panel of judges will vote for the participants’ presentations and the students themselves will also be able to vote between Tuesday 10 March until 23.59 on Tuesday 17 March 2015.
Who are the judges?
Leading figures from the world of science and the media
What are the prizes?
The best teams will take part in an event at Technopolis (100 Pireos Street, 118 54 Athens) on Saturday 21 March 2015, when they will present their work on stage.
There will be more prizes – watch this space for updates!
We're delighted to invite you to the final round of School Lab 2015, where the finalists will present their videos and take part in an exciting battle for the prizes.
|When||Saturday 21 March 2015, 10.00–12.00|
100 Pireos Street
118 54 Athens
For further information, please contact us:
|British Council||Vangelis Kravvaritis
17 Kolonaki Square
106 73 Athens
Telephone +30 210 369 2361
Fax +30 210 361 4658
|Educational Radio-television||Sofia Papadimitriou
37 Andrea Papandreou Street
151 80 Marousi
Telephone +30 210 344 3042
Fax +30 210 344 2766