Loreto Milford made history today as they were the first school in Donegal to host a scifest@school event and are the only school in Donegal running a scifest@school event this year. They are delighted to be the pioneers for this local science fair.
I had the pleasure of judging this event along with Noel Cunningham, Boots pharmacy, Randox laboratories, LYIT science department, AIB, Bank of Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and Donegal county council laboratories.
SciFest is a series of one day science fairs, funded primarily by Science Foundation Ireland, Intel and Boston Scientific. It is also supported by a number of other companies and organisations.
SciFest@School is where a second-level school hosts their own in-house SciFest science fair. SciFest@School was introduced in 2011 and there has been strong demand from schools to participate.
The happy camper Glenveagh was also on hand to provide refreshments for those involved.
25 projects were exhibited for the judges, who then decided on 5 to progress to the regional event in LYIT on 11th May.
Congratulations to the winners Alannah Ferry and Jennifer McGrory who came 1st with their project Micro plastics Macro problem.
In 5th place – Optical illusion, opt in or opt out? by Adam Grady, Duyen Jones and Anthony O’Conner
4th place – Is smiling contagious? by Alanna Toye and Grainne Russell
3rd place – Should Stem Cells be Banned by Emma McNutt
2nd place – How dirty is it? by Aisling Irwin and Lara Barrett
These TY students should be very proud of themselves creating such talented projects, such a very nice talented bunch and well done to their teachers as well. Thanks to Roisin Boyle for the invitation.
Principal of Loreto Milford with one of the judges Noel Cunningam and teacher Roisin Boyle.
Our guides for the day making the day and all for us.
TY Students Rionnach and Shannon with their project ‘How clean are your hands’
Ryan and Shane.
Conor, Darragh, Noel, Ciaran and Mark.
In 5th place were Anthony O Connor, Duyen Jones and Adam Grady with their presentation called ‘Optical Illusion, opt in or out’
Andrew Kelly, former principal and George Porter CFO Scifest Ltd who were two of the judges