Three schools fly Wex­ford flag at Young Sci­en­tists, but not one from the town

Wexford People - - NEWS -

NOT one of Wex­ford town’s sec­ondary schools will have an en­try in the BT Young Sci­en­tist & Tech­nol­ogy Ex­hi­bi­tion when doors to the mas­sive an­nual schools sci­ence event open at the RDS in Dublin to­mor­row (Wednesday).

Three schools will be fly­ing the flag for County Wex­ford at the 55th ex­hi­bi­tion which runs from Wednesday to Saturday. Rep­re­sent­ing Wex­ford will be stu­dents from 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.

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