Presentation Listowel Awarded Top Prizes at SciFest

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On Wednesday 1st May students from Presentation Secondary School Listowel attended the SciFest @ College competition in MTU Tralee.

Emma Heaphy and Abbie Mazzelle from Presentation Secondary Listowel won the Best overall award for their project “Would People Live on an Island if Given the Necessities” and will go on to the SciFest National Final in November. Their investigation aims to tackle the housing crisis in Ireland. Their solution is to use the islands around Ireland and propose that people live on the islands to make more space on the mainland.

Ellen Murphy and Siun O Brien 1st Year were awarded The Regeneron Best Life Sciences Project their study investigated the impact the menstrual cycle has on 13–14-year-old girls concentration levels and performance at school.

Commenting on the success of student’s projects, Science teacher Ms Jessica Keane said: “We are very proud of all 12 entries to SciFest this year this was a fantastic achievement for the girls and the Science Department. It is great to see our students exploring and excelling in the STEM area. 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. All of the students have worked very hard on their projects and should be very proud of their achievements.”

Picture left: Abbie Mazzelle and Emma Heaphy winners of Best overall Project.
Right: Ellen Murphy, Jessica Keane (Science teacher) and Siún O Brien. Winners of the Regeneron Best Life Sciences project.