The school wishes to thank local primary schools who attended its recent Scifest event. The calibre of this year’s entries was extremely high, and the judges had the difficult task of deciding the best projects under a number of categories. In the Primary School a team from St. Coman’s Wood won First Prize for ‘How smell affects our taste?’; St Coman’s also took second prize for their project: ‘How much sugar is in?’. Gaelscoil de hIde won third place for their project on ‘An bhfuil difriocht san uisce timpeall Roscoman?’. David King from St Coman’s Wood won a prize for Best Communicator. Best Display went to the Science of Slime project from Knockcroghery NS.
In the Secondary School First Prize went to Cathal Feerick and Michael Moran for their project on ‘Soapy Surface Tension’. Ruairi Kilcline and TJ Smyth took second place for their project on ‘Thread Depth in Tyres’; Karl Cummins, Eoghan Murphy, David Brennan and Liam Moran won third place for their project on ‘Air Pressure in footballs’. Juan Pablo won a prize for Best Communicator. Best Display went to Barry Gately and William Brandon. Highly Commended were Frankie Gardner and Dylan Bruton for their project on ‘How Heavy Bags Should Be’. Highly Commended also were Brian O’ Connor, Cian Gacquin and Zawyal Khan for their experiment on eggs.
Well done to all students. Thank you to teachers for guiding them and encouraging the promotion of science as an integral part of the curriculum at both primary and secondary levels. The Science Department of the CBS has also been very busy working on their BT Young Scientist submissions, and are looking forward to heading to the RDS in January.