A visit to the recent BTYS Exhibition at Dublin’s RDS was hugely inspiring and uplifting where the superb creativity of Ireland’s young people was truly in evidence. We meet and interview enthusiastic and dedicated Students from Millstreet Community School, from Bantry Community College as well as Students from Kanturk, Clare and many other areas. Below we share images from our visit during which we got wonderful support from Teachers Denise, Francis and Jennifer as well as from Fr. James McSweeney. And we get to meet Simon Meehan – overall winner of last year’s National Competition and who also was very successful at European level. We invite you to listen into “Radio Treasures” on Tues. 15th Jan. 2019 on Cork Music Station (www.corkmusicstation.com) at 10pm when we hear the inspirational description by the many Students of such fascinating projects. We even discover if music has an effect on blood pressure! Here we share some 22 images – a selection of the many pictures we recorded on our visit to the Exhibition last Thursday (10th Jan.). Our broadcast begins at 9:30pm on Tuesday but the BTYS feature begins at 10pm. Happy Listening! Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
What follows is an important message from one of the six groups of TY students from Millstreet Community School who have qualified for the BT Young Scientist Exhibition which will be held in Dublin in January 2019. They are hoping that you will be able to assist them. Thank you, in advance…
Our project has been selected for the BT Young Scientist competition, The title of the project is ” The effects of psoriasis on adolescent mental health in 2018″ As a teenager with the condition, the topic is of personal interest to a group member and we believe that the stress it causes is overlooked in its treatment. We are interested in finding how other young people deal with the condition and would appreciate if you could complete the below survey. Thank you. Hannah Keane and Ria Buckley.
Congratulations to Mark Casey and Eimear Corcoran from Millstreet Community School on winning a ‘highly recommended’ in the Social and Behavioural Sciences category at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition held in Dublin recently. Eimear and Mark researched a project on improving the ranking system for Ireland’s second level schools. There were 104 projects in the final in this category making Mark and Eimear’s achievement most impressive.
Also at the Exhibition, Brian O’ Sullivan, Dylan Sheehan and David O’Donovan presented their project on the effects of heavy school bags on pupils to Minister for Defence Paul Keogh and to Michael Healy-Rae TD.
Jordan Kiely, Abby Ring and Emma McSweeney conducted research on a health related issue: Are teenagers carrying risk factors now that we would only see in older people before?
Emergency personnel listen carefully as Shannon O’Sullivan and Katie Healy as they explain their project at the Exhibition, that was entitled Charcoal or Eye Liner Markers – Which is better to help the daily lives of firefighters?
All the students are to be commended for the way they spoke about their projects, not just to the Exhibition judges but also to those who simply stopped to enquiry about the research they had carried out. Thanks must also be extended to the teachers who have helped the students prepare for the Exhibition.
Congratulations to Darragh Twomey, Aubane, and Neil O’Leary, Prohus, who were runners-up in the Group Category of the BT Young Scientist Competition at the RDS in Dublin, also getting the Agricultural Innovation prize from Teagasc, and well as the Perrigo Best Biological and Ecological Project. They discovered that the common natural bacteria found in plants, Pseudomonas Fluorescens, could be used to markedly increase the yield of certain barley crops. Both are students at Coláiste Treasa, Kanturk.
As Fr. James McSweeney had earlier today suggested quite a number of projects had been shortlisted and predicted the wonderfully talented Simon Meehan of Coláiste Choilm, Ballincollig would win and now has won the overall Young Scientist of the Year. I’ve just been chatting with Fr. James and with Simon’s Dad – Jeremy whom many of us know from his central role in “Bóthar” for many years – and the atmosphere in the background is electric with all the excitement at the RDS venue. Simon Meehan and others will now appear in tonight’s “Late Late Show”. Below are two images showing Winner Simon:And our sincere congratulations to All Students who qualified to appear at this year’s prestigious event – We’re also delighted for Darragh Twomey and his Group of Coláiste Treasa, Kanturk who were presented with many valuable Awards. Below we view Darragh’s Group. Darragh is second from left. (S.R.)
“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:
|Cork||Millstreet Community School||An improvement to the ranking system for Ireland’s second level schools.||Social and Behavioural Sciences||Group – 2 Students|
|Cork||Millstreet Community School||charcoal pencil or waterproof marker with a grip?-How to make a firefighter’s day easier||Technology||Group – 2 Students|
|Cork||Millstreet Community School||Are teenagers carrying risk factors now that we would only see in older people before?||Biological and Ecological||Group – 3 Students|
|Cork||Millstreet Community School||An investigation into the effects of heavy school bags on young people||Social and Behavioural Sciences||Group – 3 Students|
|Cork||Millstreet Community School||No Mower Accidents||Technology||Group – 3 Students|
And we share further images from the superb annual event. We also thank Fr. James for the captions to the various pictures. We extend our sincere congratulations to All for such huge participation at such a prestigious event. Every success. [read more …] “Millstreet Community School at BT Young Scientist Competition in Dublin”
Best wishes to
all the Transition Year Students
from Millstreet Community School
taking part in
the BT Young Scientist Competition
in the RDS this week
– from Millstreet Community Council
Jennifer Linehan, Fionan Buckley and Grace O’Connor from Millstreet Community School with their project entitled “Which Olympic sport is most suitable for me ?” at this Years BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition [from the IT]
In a separate article, the project of Katie Hickey, Robyn Sheehan and Elmarie Kelleher was profiled:
“… Equally topical, and timely, is the project by three students from Millstreet Community School, in Cork. Katie Hickey, Robyn Sheehan and Elmarie Kelleher were all inspired to take up sport by women role models, although that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for the men, too.
Their project – the correlation between success in an Olympic sport and participation in that sport following the Olympics – focused on the O’Donovan brothers, Gary and Paul, who now famously won Olympic silver in rowing in last August. [read more …] “Which Olympic sport is most suitable for me?”
Millstreet Community Council has also provided significant financial support this year to Millstreet Christmas Lights Committee. And below we view the enthusiastic Transition Year Students at Millstreet Community School who are presently preparing a special issue of “Clara News” which will be on sale before Christmas.
Students Pádraig, James and Shane who are presently attending the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in Dublin were interviewed by TV3’s Vincent Browne on Thursday night on “Tonight with Vincent Browne”. The three wonderfully articulate and very professional Students were superb in the interview and are a tremendous credit to their families and their school. And what splendid Ambassadors they are for Millstreet also in the manner by which they promoted the area in such a positive manner. Sincere congratulations to All. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
The interview was part of the”Tonight with Vincent Browne” show and can be seen on the TV3 Player from 12:00 to 15:00
Five stands worth a visit – The Irish times today recommends “A county by county happiness index” which has been developed by Jamie O’Connor, Lauryn Kiely and Dervla Murphy of Millstreet Community School.
We thank Fr. James McSweeney for as always sending us some magnificent images from the Annual BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. Fr. James is there with his own Bantry School where he is Chaplain and below he has shared a wonderful selection of pictures relating to the superb Representatives from Millstreet Community School. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Well, well done to the two Students from Coláiste Treasa in Kanturk – Ian O’Sullivan and Eimear Murphy on winning the overall award in this year’s BT Young Scientist Exhibition.
Read details of their wonderful project, which looked at what influence parents drinking has on their children. Below there’s a video, photos and more: (S.R.)
Our sincere thanks to Fr. James McSweeney for the seven splendid pictures just sent live from Dublin of the wonderfully talented Students of Millstreet Community School who are presently attending this highly prestigious Annual Exhibition at the RDS. Special thanks also to teacher Shane Guerin for making contact with us and in sharing the uplifting story of Millstreet in the Capital! Shane wishes to acknowledge the much appreciated financial support from Millstreet Community Council which has been provided not only this year but on many previous years also helping to fund this marvellously educational annual visit to the national competition. (S.R.)
The school maintained its impressive record at this event with all 4 proposed projects making it through to the RDS:
- Bill Kelleher, Darragh McSweeney and Jasper Lennon will investigate “What are the consequences of project maths?”(Social and Behavioural Sciences),
- Niall Murphy, Patrick Dineen and Mark Dennehy will research “A statistical investigation into the impact of the black card” (Social and Behavioural Sciences),
- Megan Ring, Victoria Maslach and Daniel O’Callaghan will study “Wild Wednesday- what has Darwin taught us about trees?” (Biological and Ecological), and
- Ava Barry, Chloe Collins and Sarah Dennehy researched “An investigation into the attendance levels at women’s sports” (Social and Behavioural Sciences).
2077 projects were submitted nationally and with just 550 being accepted, the four accepted from Millstreet already represents a major achievement. All had a ball in Dublin, joined on the final day by the full T.Y. group and 2nd years.
Details from Millstreet Community School
We are three Transition Year students from Millstreet Community School and we are carrying out this survey for our BT Young Scientist project. For our project we are investigating the attendance levels at women’s sports. It would be greatly appreciated if you could fill out this survey. Thank you.
Click on this link to go to the survey: (apologies that the initial link led to a thanks you page)
Mark O’Reilly, BT Ireland and Áine Collins TD, met with Stefan Healy, Michael O’Keeffe, and Keith Dineen from Millstreet Community School (Áine’s old school) at the recent BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition at the RDS Dublin. Their project was ‘An investigation into the participation of asylum seekers in secondary school education’ [read more …] “Young Scientists 2014”