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Earlier this week we hosted a SciFest@School, with dozens of very impressive entries from our first and second year students, with projects covering a range of STEM topics from technology to physics and biology.

We would like to give a big thank you to the wonderful judges who took time out of their busy schedules to come to our school and lend their expertise!
  • Dr David Kelleghan and Katie Wyer from the UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering
  • Dr Stephen Fitzsimons and Lisa McDonnell from the UCD School of Biomedical Science
  • Lilibeth Zambrano from IT Carlow
  • Catherine Tattersall from SciFest
The Prize Winners were as follows:
Joint First Prize 1: Grace Tansey (2nd Year)
Project Title: To investigate how different springs, with spring constants, expand when force is applied.
Joint First Prize 2: Maeve Brazil and Alanna Treacy (1st Year)
Project Title: How well do people wash their hands?
Runner up: Orlaith Barry, Lainey Morgan and Ava Jackman
Project title: How blue light affects your sleep
Forestry Award: Elizabeth Leahy and Abigail Mubea
Project title: How plants react to different acids and bases
Innovation Award: Kate Leo, Sarah Connaughton and Gabrielle Kenny
Communication Award: Seona Clery, Isabella Ramsay and Kate Tuite
Communication Award: Amelie Nugent, Catriona Duffy and Zhaoying Luo

Congratulations to all of the winners, and well done to everyone who presented on the day!
The day happened to coincide with Safer Internet Day, and our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors used the opportunity to set up their own stand with practical advice for safer internet practice.  Bullying  has  no place in school or online!

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