Four CCMS schools picked up awards at the recent BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in Dublin. Pupils from schools across Northern Ireland took part in the event which aims to provide a platform for students with a passion for science and technology.
The awards received were:
• St Killan’s College, Antrim received the award for ‘Analog Educator of Excellence’ and were highly commended for their project 'Distance Diagnostics' Technology at junior level.
• St Mary’s College, Londonderry were highly commended for their project ‘SCOBY SCOBY Do’ in the Junior Individual section of the Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences category and ‘Investigating the effect of reheating pasta on the rate of digestion of its starch by amylase’ in the Intermediate Group section of the CPM category.
• St Patrick’s High School Armagh were highly commended for their project ‘An investigation into how foam reduces spillages in liquids’ in theChemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences category at junior level.
• St Catherine’s College Armagh were highly commended for their project ‘Irish dancing is a sport, not just a hobby’ in the Biological and Ecological category at junior level and for their project ‘Eiseapláinéid a Fhiosrú’ in Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences category at Intermediate level.
Jim Clarke, CCMS Chief Executive said, "I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to all the schools involved on their recent success at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in Dublin.
To be receive so many awards is a fantastic achievement for our schools and only serves to highlight the hard work and dedication of the staff and pupils in our sector and the commitment to providing pupils with an opportunity to further explore the possibilities offered by STEM subjects."