Schull Community College success at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition

Winners of the Teagasc Award for Agroforestry at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2017, Schull Community College second year students Tiarnan Collins, Asa Curran and Jack Ryan-Purcell with their teacher and mentor Ms. Lara Kelly and Mr. Padraig O’Sullivan, Deputy Principal, Schull CC.

2017 was another successful BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition for the students of Schull Community College.

The hard work of the Schull CC Science students, their mentors and teachers paid off last week as two of the five Schull projects that qualified for this year’s exhibition emerged victorious. Transition year student Fionn Ferreira scooped the Chemical Physical and Mathematical Individual 1st place award. Fionn’s project, which investigated the antioxidant levels of different types of berries, was titled ‘Comparing antioxidant levels of berries grown under different conditions using the Briggs Rauscher reaction in conjunction with the photometer’.

Ruth Murphy, BT, presents the Chemical Physical and Mathematical Individual 1st place award to Fionn Ferreira, Schull Community College at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2017.

Highly Commended at the exhibition were second years Asa Curran, Tiarnan Collins and Jack Ryan-Purcell who carried out an investigation into carbon sequestration and agroforestry. They looked at how farmers could reduce their carbon footprint by planting trees in a system where they can still carry out agricultural activity under the trees. They were also presented with the Teagasc Award for Agroforestry.

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