Largy College 1st Year Students exhibit 34 innovative science projects at SciFest@School 2024

SciFest@School is where a second-level school hosts their own in-house SciFest science fair. 84 students from 1st Year exhibited 34 projects in SciFest@School in Largy College. This was the school’s 1st SciFest@School and it was a big success. Students demonstrated their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and maths through their creative and innovative ideas and the projects generated plenty of interest on the day from the judges.

Sheila Porter, Founder and CEO of SciFest commented: “Since SciFest@School was launched nationwide in 2011 it has gone from strength to strength. I am continually amazed by the passion and dedication demonstrated by the students. SciFest@School is a celebration of STEM subjects. It encourages students to push the boundaries of the classroom, use their knowledge of science, investigate and be creative in their projects. The achievement of these students is an inspiration to us all and is a tribute to them and to the hard work and support of their teachers.”

Two of Scifest’s most internationally successful alumni were pupils from Largy College. Louis Madden was the Scifest STEM champion 2015 and represented Ireland at Intel ISEF 2016 in Arizona where he won 2 major awards. In 2019 Ruth Madden was the THEA award winner at the Scifest National Final and then went on to win a top Gold award at the Hong Kong GYSTB 2020. In 2022 Dara Courtney, Sean Clerkin and Joshua Brandon won the ‘ESERO Discover Space Award’, ‘Scifest  Runner-Up Best Project Award’ in Dundalk I.T and a STEM award in the National Final when they were in 1st year. We certainly hope that this scifest@school event will encourage our next Scifest champions!

Scifest@school 2024 winners

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