Baltydaniel NS pupil William shoots prize-winning video

William Stokes was awarded third placein the NUI Galway ‘ReelLIFE SCIENCE @ HOME’ competition and won €250 for Baltydaniel National School.

Congratulations to William Stokes who was awarded third place in the NUI Galway ‘ReelLIFE SCIENCE @ HOME’ competition and William Stokes won €250 for Baltydaniel National School. More than 130 short films were made by young science communicators in homes all around Ireland, representing 80 primary schools, secondary schools and youth groups during the Covid-19 lockdown. After a shortlist was selected by a team of 40 NUI Galway College of Science and Engineering staff and students, a Twitter poll of over 1,400 members of the public resulted in sixth-class pupil William Stokes winning third [place in Ireland with his short video featuring four ‘Germbusting Heroes’, Edward Jenner, Louis Pasteur, Joseph Lister and Alexander Fleming ( Based in NUI Galway and supported by the Science Foundation Ireland Discover programme, ReelLIFE SCIENCE challenges Irish schools and youth groups to communicate science and technology via engaging and educational short videos. Since being launched in 2013 by Dr Enda O’Connell and a team of volunteer scientists, this challenge has been met by more than 14,000 participants in 450 schools and groups around Ireland. All videos can be viewed at and will be screened for the public at the 2020 Galway Science and Technology Festival.