Exhibition dates for top young scientists

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Several of Loreto College’s top science students have been invited to take part in several science exhibitions following their fantastic success at the annual BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in Dublin.

At the Young Scientist Exhibition, Emmett Brolly (Year 14) received the Senior Individual award in the Chemistry, Physics and Mathematical Sciences category for his project entitled Bead Fountains. Donal Close and Sian Donaghy (both Year 12) won a special award for Best Project from Northern Ireland for their project entitled Phone Book Physics, while Loreto College was named Best School in Northern Ireland to crown a wonderful week of achievement.

As a follow-up to this success story, Emmett Brolly, Sian Donaghy and Donal Close have been invited to present their projects at the ‘IM Happy’ STEM event to be held in the former HMV in the Diamond Centre, Coleraine as part of the Northern Ireland Science Festival week. They will be manning their stands from 10-5 on Saturday 18th February, giving up time during the Mid Term break to represent their school.

Sian Donaghy and Donal Close have also been selected to take part in the BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp to be held at University College Dublin from 26th February- 2nd March. Only 30 students from throughout Ireland were invited to take part, out of 550 individual and group projects in the Exhibition.

Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College, congratulated the students on their selection for these prestigious events, along with their mentoring teachers Mrs Maeve Close and Mrs Katrina Brolly, and wished them well for the continuing display of their award-winning projects.