Bright sparks nail science ques­tions

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - NEWS - By EVE DOWL­ING

YOUNG minds from Tralee to Tar­bert proved their ex­per­tise in the sci­ences as fifth and sixth class stu­dents of schools bat­tled it out in the Pri­mary Science School quiz last week at the south cam­pus of the Tralee IT.

The stu­dents demon­strated their in-depth knowl­edge of science over the course of very chal­leng­ing rounds.

Through­out the event the stu­dents never ceased to amaze their teach­ers with their knowl­edge. The chal­lenge was to an­swer a num­ber of science-based ques­tions that ranged in all fields of the sub­ject.

The ex­cit­ing sci­en­tific quiz ended in a tie-breaker for sec­ond and third place. The end re­sult came down to a sud­den-death ques­tion in a nail-bit­ing fi­nale.

While two teams from Scoil Eoin, Bal­loon­agh Tralee suc­ceeded on com­ing both sec­ond and third it was Tar­bert Na­tional school pupils who pre­vailed.

The team came first place and it was well de­served as they dis­played ex­cel­lent un­der­stand­ing of the ques­tions through­out the quiz. The room was full of great ex­cite­ment and ten­sion through­out the day but es­pe­cially when the two teams from Scoil Eoin bat­tled it out for sec­ond place. The event that was spon­sored by Kerry Group and or­gan­ised by the Kerry Science Teach­ers As­so­ci­a­tion proved to be both an ex­cit­ing and a nerve-rack­ing day for the pupils.

And the win­ners are! Tar­bert NS pupils Sarah Cour­nane, Thomas Kiely, Jack Hutchin­son and Ciara Hen­der­son hold­ing their chem­istry lab prizes as teacher Pa­trick O’Han­lon ac­cepts the tro­phy from Tríona Ho­ran (MC).

James Dowl­ing, Fionn Dairo, Faye O’Con­nor and Paddy Mor­gan of St Bren­dan’s NS Blen­nerville tak­ing part in the Pri­mary Science Quiz last week.

Sli­abh a’Mhadra NS Bal­ly­duff pupils Oisín Gog­gin, Conor Done­gan, Ryan Healy and Cathal Gib­bons tak­ing part in the Pri­mary School Science Quiz at the IT Tralee (South Cam­pus) last week.

Gaelscoil Mhic Eas­mainn pupils Grace O’Don­nell, Don­nachadh McEl­lig­ott, Iarla Hanafin and Rory Lynch at the Pri­mary Science Quiz.

Ard­fert NS pupils who took part in the Pri­mary Schools Science ta­ble quiz spon­sored by Kerry at ITT Sout Cam­pus on Thurs­day night, Tom O’Fla­herty, Lilly Nowak, Sean Thi­breaud and Oisín Lawlor

Kris­tan Lyne, Eoin O’Fla­herty, Timmy and Dara McEl­lig­ott tak­ing part in the Pri­mary Science Quiz at the IT Tralee South Cam­pus last week.

Pupils from Drum­nacurra NS Cause­way tak­ing part in the Pri­mary School Science Quiz spon­sored by Kerry Group at South Cam­pus IT Tralee: Paddy Dig­gins, Cian Dig­gins, Zach Wal­she and Joseph Harty.

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