A huge well done to all 1st and 2nd Years for their participation in SciFest@School. SciFest took place on Thursday 1st February. The fair saw many visitors including students and teachers from the primary and secondary schools, other staff members and parents.

The projects were judged by a panel of four external judges: Phil Smyth, Head of Public Engagement at Cool Planet Experience, broadcaster and Science Communicator; Dr Rachel Clarke, Environmental Protection agency; Ciara Beausang, UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering and SciFest representative Anne Lynch. We were delighted to welcome back three judges from last year’s SciFest@School. The School is indebted to the judges for giving so generously of their time and expertise.

The judges were very impressed with the standard and variety of the projects and commended all the students for their efforts and enthusiasm, encouraging them to actively keep up their interest in Science.

Winners on the day were:

First Prize: How does make up affect your skin?

Lauren Boyle and Lucy Curran (1st Year)

Second Prize: Are your siblings the reason you are so nice?

Siofra Delany, Holly McHugh and Lucy Reynolds

Most Enthusiastic: Do people respond better to colour?

Jessica McConn Walsh and Emily Terry

Highly Commended: Rate of Evaporation

Kodi Leung, Sara Erdenesuren, Molly O’Beirne

Highly Commended: Music affects plant growth.

Nieves Chaves Perez, Iona Bi, Kylie Mae Cabamungan

In addition, each student received a SciFest@School certificate of participation.

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