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Young Scientist competition

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This year the Parents Association was delighted to launch the inaugural Loreto Abbey Young Scientist Competition.
Many Loreto students have entered the BT Young Scientist competition over the years and have successfully been accepted to the national competition which is held at at the RDS just fter Christmas. This year the PA is sponsoring an initiative to encourage our students to enter this fantastic event which is both fun and educational. A critical stage in the BT Young Scientist Competition is the initial entry of a project proposal, and this is a hurdle where some can fall, for many reasons - the timeline is very early in the term (October), students are not familiar with the format, they have not thought their ideas through , etc. So we created a competition within the school for the best project proposal from an individual or team. Students entered on-line and in total we had 13 projects from 29 students, which by comparison to other schools with similar initiatives, was fantastic!
The initiative was launched with the students on Monday 6th September, and then on Friday 10th September we held an interactive sesion where , presented on her own experience of the competition. Aisling was only 14 and in 2nd year when she won the event.


Individual: Melanie Dunne, with an investigation on the effect of music on our actions and behaviour
Group: Aoife Curtin, Sadhbh Daly and Ruth Hanlon, who are investigating the presence of oil in algae and methods of extracting it, as oil supplies are running out.

Well Done!!!!

Click here to see the presention for students on Monday 6th September
and here to see the presentation on 10 September by guest speaker Aisling Judge.

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