Young Scientist 2018

“Best wishes to all the Community School students taking part in the BT Young Scientist Competition in Dublin” – Millstreet Community Council

These are the projects:

CorkMillstreet Community SchoolAn improvement to the ranking system for Ireland’s second level schools.Social and Behavioural SciencesGroup – 2 Students
CorkMillstreet Community Schoolcharcoal pencil or waterproof marker with a grip?-How to make a firefighter’s day easierTechnologyGroup – 2 Students
CorkMillstreet Community SchoolAre teenagers carrying risk factors now that we would only see in older people before?Biological and EcologicalGroup – 3 Students
CorkMillstreet Community SchoolAn investigation into the effects of heavy school bags on young peopleSocial and Behavioural SciencesGroup – 3 Students
CorkMillstreet Community SchoolNo Mower AccidentsTechnologyGroup – 3 Students

from: BT Young Scientist: Qualified Projects 2018


The school continues its successful tradition with Young Scientist projects with four projects qualifying this year.

  • “An improvement to the ranking system for Ireland’s Second Level Schools” will be presented by Mark Casey and Éimear Corcoran;
  • “Are Teenagers Carrying Risk Factors Now That We Would Only See in Older People Before?” will be researched by Jordan Kiely, Abby Ring and Emma McSweeney;
  • “Charcoal or Eye Liner Markers – Which is Better to Help the Daily Lives of Firefighters?” will be presented by Katie Healy and Shannon O’Sullivan;
  • “The Effects of Heavy Schoolbags on Pupils” will be investigated by David O’Donovan, Dylan Sheehan and Brian O’Sullivan.



“… Meanwhile, ‘No Mower Accidents’ was the catchy title of a project by Hazel Reynolds, Aisling Dwyer and Kiara Healy from Millstreet Community School, Co Cork, which involves placing a proximity sensor on lawnmowers to shut the machine down if a person comes too close. …” – [Silicon Republic]

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