Three Wex­ford schools set for BT Young Sci­en­tist Ex­hi­bi­tion

Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS -

THREE schools will be fly­ing the flag for Wex­ford as they head for the cap­i­tal to­mor­row to take part in the an­nual BT Young Sci­en­tist & Tech­nol­ogy Ex­hi­bi­tion in the RDS. The huge ex­hi­bi­tion runs from Wed­nes­day to Satur­day and rep­re­sent­ing Wex­ford will be Meán­scoil Ghar­man in En­nis­cor­thy, FCJ Sec­ondary School in Bun­clody and Creagh Col­lege in Gorey.

A to­tal of three projects have been ac­cepted to the ex­hi­bi­tion from the Meán­scoil. Com­pet­ing for a sec­ond year, stu­dents Conn Caomhá­nach and Conn Ma­her have con­tin­ued their re­search at Tea­gasc in John­stown Cas­tle in­ves­ti­gat­ing the ben­e­fits of EM pro­bi­otics in agri­cul­ture. Look­ing to so­cial and be­havioural sci­ence, Erin Ní Dhuib­hne, Ava Ní Conchubair and Aoife Nic Gi­olla Bhríde will be in­ves­ti­gat­ing the ef­fects of Brexit on Ire­land’s econ­omy, while fi­nally Jake De Nógla, Adam Copeland and Seán El­phin­stone will in­ves­ti­gate how crypto-cur­rency has rev­o­lu­tionised the world of eco­nomics.

From Creagh Col­lege, Lau­ren Pais­ley and Char­lotte Gray are look­ing at the an­tiox­i­dant lev­els in wheat grass juice to de­ter­mine its suit­abil­ity for pre­vent­ing dis­eases. Tran­si­tion years Amy Costello and Amelie Flavin have fo­cused their project on de­sign­ing a so­lar pow­ered sleep­ing mat for home­less peo­ple. Fi­nally FCJ Bun­clody’s project is ti­tled ‘Madralert’ and is a slurry gas alarm for dogs. Quite a bit of work has been put in both from the stu­dents in­volved and their teach­ers and all will be hop­ing to cap­ture the at­ten­tion and imag­i­na­tion of the judges as they show off their re­search at the RDS this week.

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