Creagh College are delighted to have represented Gorey and County Wexford at the BT Young Scientist this year, with one group receiving a very deserving ‘Highly Commended’ Rosette from the judges.
Four of our students worked extremely hard to reach the final of this prestigious competition, and both projects were described as innovative, creative and very relevant in today’s society.
Charlotte Gray and Lauren Paisley, 2nd Year, were busy in the lab for the last few months, and visited Waterford IT to use specialised equipment to measure the levels of anti-oxidants in wheatgrass, with a view to recommending its use in the fight against certain diseases, eg cancer. Their results were most interesting and useful and they were thrilled to be highly commended for their ground breaking work.
Amy Costello and Amelie Flavin, TY, designed and built a solar powered sleeping mat, hoping to improve life for our homeless citizens. The idea is that the mat could be charged up for free during the day and provide some warmth during the cold nights. Their project has very real and valuable applications.
All first year students travelled to the competition to support their fellow students, and Principal Mr Glynn visited to offer his support and congratulations.
Everyone at Creagh College is extremely proud of the girls and their teacher Mr Enda Gallagher. We are the only school in Gorey, and one of only 3 schools in the county to reach the final.