Now for the science bit in Laois during Science Week

Primary Tons of scientific fun and facts were enjoyed by schoolchildren at the recent Midlands Science Festival

Now for the science bit in Laois during Science Week

Laois primary schools were immersed in science fun for Midlands Science Festival last week, hosted by local company Midlands Science and Laois County Council.

The festival is all about taking science out of the lab into the outdoors, libraries, theatres and classrooms, demonstrating fun ways to explore the world.

The W5, Northern Ireland’s science and discovery centre, brought a fun, informative, interactive show to Abbeyleix South School.

'The Trouble with Titanic', aptly came to Abbeyleix, home of a factory that made carpets for the Titanic.

Primary schools enjoyed a host of workshops including stargazing at the Exploration Dome, a mobile planetarium.

There were kite making workshops at Portarlington Library, science magic shows and a chance to learn all about acids and bases.

Many enjoyed a talk by ornithologist Ricky Whelan, BirdWatch Ireland on ‘The Secret lives of Ravens and Crows in Portlaoise Library.

The festival also had activities for home-schoolers and after-school clubs this year.