BT Young Scientist Day 3&4
Our names are Joachim and Conor. We are second year students in Presentation College. We represented the school this year in the BT Young Scientist in the Social Science section. We both have a love of rowing so we decided to base our project on this sport. We investigated the fitness and mental health of rowers vs non-rowers.
We were full of nerves when we arrived on the Friday morning because it was Awards Ceremony Day! Thankfully this day was also opened up to the public so it helped keep our minds off of the prize giving later that evening. In the afternoon our stand was visited by the Minister for Health, Simon Harris. He was really impressed with our project and wished us the best of luck for the evening.
At 4.30pm it was time to queue for our seats in the BT Arena. There were lots of special guests including the Minister for Education, Richard Bruton. Fionn, who had submitted a project on Type 1 Diabetes, was awarded "Highly Commended" in the Junior Biology section, congratulations Fionn!
By the end of day 4 we were all invited to take part in a second science competition in DCU and Finn, Pierce and Connor had been invited to present their project to the Sports Department in UL this spring. At 5pm on Saturday it was time to pack up our projects and head back to Cork. We had a brilliant time at the competition and are looking forward to rest of the science competitions we will be taking part in this year. We would all like to thank the school, our parents and our teacher, Ms Hanlon, for the encouragement and help we received before and during the competition.
Joachim and Conor, 2nd Year.