eFlow, Ireland’s leading toll solutions provider, is delighted to sponsor the Saffron Schools Science competition along with Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Ireland yet again this year. The competition is part of a broader science programme managed by Saffron and designed to make science fun through showcasing its practical application in outer space.
For the competition in 2020, students will be asked to consider the question ‘how can science and technology integrate different modes of transport to make travelling easier, cleaner and more efficient in your community over the next 10-20 years?’. Students are also asked to prepare a three minute video outlining their ideas, plans or proposals.
The registration deadline for the 2019 competition is the 3rd of October, and the deadline for schools to enter their video for consideration is the 7th of November. The finalists will be announced on the 18th of November.
Darren O’Reilly, Head of Marketing and Communications for eFlow, said: “The transport sector is a key area in relation to reducing our society’s carbon footprint. eflow are delighted to once again support this fantastic initiative, which does so much to further scientific education among young people. We look forward to learning about the proposed solutions in this area.”
In 2018 the transition year group of Eureka Secondary School in Kells’s won an all-expenses paid, fully escorted tour to the European Space Centre with Saffron Travel for 20 students and two teachers. Their RoadÉir entry was selected by an expert panel of judges from the 10 finalists as the winner of the €20,000 prize. The judging panel commended all finalists on their entries, ideas and hard work in presenting their innovative videos. eflow also commended all schools for the quality and variety of their entries last year.
The competition is designed to give second-level students the opportunity to explore, experience and learn about science in a unique, fun and engaging manner. It aims to benefit students both in the classroom and as they consider future careers in science.