North West schools involved in BT Young Scientist Exhibition

The 2017 BT Young Scientist Exhibition gets underway today in Dublin.

550 projects have made it through to the finals including 17 projects from schools in Sligo, Leitrim and South Donegal entered in this year’s competition.


Magh Ene college in Bundoran has four entries at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition including a study of parental attitudes in the North West towards the HPV vaccine.

Colaiste Cholmcille are also involved with a Biological and Ecological study asking Can Mirror Therapy Improve Basketball skills?

St. Clare’s Comprehensive are the only Leitrim school involved in the competition.

The school will have three projects on display: a study of how student’s attendance at school affects their overall grades, Obesity and a habitat study of Juncacea in North Leitirm.

Sligo provides the biggest representation from the region with nine projects entered from four schools.

Sligo Grammar School, Jesus & Mary Secondary School Enniscrone, The Ursuline college and St. Attracta’s Tubbercurry have all sent groups to Dublin.

The Enniscrone school are asking if the stroke index system in golf is benefiting a particular handicap.

The event will be officially opened by president Michael D Higgins today and is running at the RDS until Saturday and includes talks from members of the Williams Formula 1 racing team and former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand.