BT success for Presentation Listowel

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Students from Presentation Secondary Listowel broke exciting new ground with their projects at the RDS BT Young Scientist Exhibition last week.
Out of over 2000 applicants, Pres Listowel is delighted that 2 groups from Transition Year and 1st Year made the shortlisted projects for the RDS exhibition which took place from Wednesday to Saturday last week.

Siún O’Brien and Ellen Murphy 1st Year investigated the effect the menstrual cycle has on 13–14-year-old girls concentration levels at school. Siún and Ellen qualified under a new section this year developed by BTYSE Health and Wellbeing. Siun and Ellen shared their research findings with RTE’s Bryan O Donovan and featured on the 6pm news last Wednesday. The girls also shared their research findings with Minister for Education Norma Foley who visited the project last Thursday.

Abbie Mazzelle (Transition Year) & Emma Heaphy (5th Year) have been successful in qualifying for BT Young Scientist with a unique project aiming to tackle the housing crisis in Ireland. They produced the solution of using the islands around Ireland to move people onto to the island to make more space on the mainland. They have also looked at the environmental side of this and have produced a fully functioning sustainable island.

Principal Katherina Broderick congratulated the students for their impressive and innovative projects which rightly deserved a place at the BT Young Scientist: “these students put a tremendous amount of work into their projects. Their research and presentations were exceptional. Overall, it was a wonderful experience for the students. Great credit is due to them and to the teachers who supported their Young Scientist journey and who encourage all our student’s interest in STEM in Presentation Listowel.

We would like to say a sincere thank you to our sponsors for their support to our girls on their BT journey. We are very grateful for your generous contributions”