Second Years Visit Waterford Young Scientist Fair, First Year Elocution Exams
25th April 2016
Elocution students from 1.3 with teacher Joan Clancy
Second Year Students Visit Waterford Young Scientist Fair
On the 14th of April 2016, members of our Science classes and I went to the Young Scientist Fair held in the Waterford Teachers’ Centre. Originally the exhibition had been held in the R.D.S. in Dublin, but the winners of the competition had travelled to Waterford to present their projects to the local students visiting the Centre.
The Fair consisted of roughly five or six groups who had a wide variety of topics. Some focused on hard sciences such as Chemistry and Physics, whole others focused on Social Sciences such as Sociology and Psychology. Some of the young scientists decided to mix the two, with one group deciding to investigate the effects and advantages of nuclear energy, using surveys to gather information on Irish people’s opinions and knowledge of nuclear energy. All of the scientists were courteous, intelligent and articulate, and all of them explained their projects with great clarity. It was remarkable to see some of the ideas that had been explored, such as the opinions of Irish citizens concerning the Syrian refugee crisis, the homelessness crisis in Ireland and affairs concerning economic migrants. Others decided to take a closer look at the harder sciences such as engineering and chemistry, with one group creating a backpack that never runs out of water.
Second Year students at the Waterford Young Scientist Exhibit
To see such talent displayed by young Irish teenagers was absolutely amazing. They all spoke positively of the competition itself and what a great opportunity it was. It was fantastic to see young people in Ireland appreciating and engaging in science. They will no doubt go on to pursue careers in that area.
Not only was the Fair a great opportunity to display Irish scientific talent, the show had a very warm and inclusive atmosphere. Everyone there was polite and helpful, and all were eager to answer any questions the visitors may have had. All encouraged the young visitors to also partake in the competition.
Overall, the Young Scientists’ Fair was definitely a very encouraging and heart warming experience. It has definitely encouraged me and many others to consider partaking in the competition in the future.
Ciara Dunne, Second Year
Elocution students from 1.2 with teacher Joan Clancy
First Year Elocution Exams
All students in First Year studied Elocution with Mrs Clancy, and they recently did their examination. We will have news of the results and presentation of medals shortly.
Elocution students from 1.1 with teacher Joan Clancy