Sunday 17 February 2019

Two groups from Creagh qualify for BT Young Scientists

Lauren Paisley and Charlotte Gray with their wheat grass project
Lauren Paisley and Charlotte Gray with their wheat grass project
Amelie Flavin and Amy Costello with their solar power sleeping mat for the homeless

Sara Gahan

Two groups of students in Creagh College have qualified for next year's BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition that will take place in Dublin.

Lauren Paisley and Charlotte Gray in second year and Amy Costello and Amelie Flavin in Transition Year will travel to Dublin on January 9 for the prestigious competition to display their projects.

Second year students Lauren and Charlotte are quantifying the antioxidant levels in wheat grass juice to determine its suitability for preventing diseases caused by free radicals produced in the body. They both have been working with the wheat grass over the last few weeks and have secured the sponsorship of a masticating juicer from GreenValu and wheat grass from The Happy Pear. Lauren and Charlotte hope to complete the final stage of their project in Waterford Institute of Technology in the coming weeks and are looking forward to the exhibition in January.

Amy and Amelie in Transition Year are designing a solar powered sleeping mat for homeless people. Their aim is to improve the life of a homeless person by providing them with a product that they can charge up for free during the day that will keep them warm at night.

This is Creagh College's second year in a row qualifying for the competition, building on last year's success. The school wish the two groups the very best of luck in the competition in Dublin.

Gorey Guardian