The First Year girls took part in SciFest@school on 7th March. This involved the students carrying out science experiments and then explaining their experiments to judges at SciFest. Congratulations to all the girls who took part. There were lots of interesting experiments for the judges to consider on the day.
The overall winners were Ava Henson and Erin O'Carroll-Macri with their project "Chromatic Adaptation".
The runners up were Sobella Percival, Jane Ellis and Molly English with their project "Blooming Bacteria" and Lucy Phillips and Sophie Graham with their project “Nail Polish”.
These girls will represent the school at SciFest@College at DIT in April. Well done girls!!!
What is Scifest
SciFest is a series of one day science fairs held in secondary schools around Ireland. Sheila Porter, SciFest CEO added: “Since SciFest@School was launched nationwide in 2011 it has gone from strength to strength. I am continually amazed by the passion and dedication demonstrated by the students. SciFest@School is a celebration of STEM subjects. It encourages students to push the boundaries of the classroom, use their knowledge of science, investigate and be creative in their projects. The achievement of these students is an inspiration to us all and is a tribute to them and to the hard work and support of their teachers.”
All First Year student form teams and enter a project.
We are delighted to host SciFest@School in our school because the SciFest competition allows students to develop their study of science, technology, engineering and maths, outside of the classroom and apply it to everyday life. Every year the students work very hard on their projects and should be very proud of their achievements, many reaching the next stage of the competition to win additional prizes.