Primary School children in Luxembourg will get the opportunity to experience hands on science and maths workshops when Cork’s foremost science centre Lifetime Lab travels to Luxembourg to participate in “Discovering the World Week” from March 26th to 30th 2012.
“Discovering the World” is a science themed series of events and activities centred on delivering international educational experiences to primary school children in Luxembourg, participants are selected from countries all over Europe. Lifetime Lab was specifically identified as an ideal candidate for its “hands on” approach to promoting science and maths and is the only centre from Ireland and Britain to have been invited.
Speaking about the visit to Luxembourg, Lord Mayor Councillor Terry Shannon said:
“To be identified internationally and invited to participate in the Discovering the World Week in Luxembourg is a testament to the success of Lifetime Lab. Cork City Council is delighted to be in a position to provide resources to enable this facility attract more than 20,000 visitors per annum from all walks of life and encouraging science in the community.”
Mr. Tim Lucey, City Manager added
“Cork is privileged to have an education centre of such a high standard that serves to cultivate an interest in science, maths, technology and engineering among primary school children in our area. This can only serve to promote the uptake of these subjects at second and third level. Over 8,000 primary school children from Cork City and County participate in science and maths workshops in Lifetime Lab each year.”
Lifetime Lab at the old Cork Waterworks is Cork’s primary science centre, an accredited Discover Primary Science & maths venue and has received numerous international and national awards.