Blessington Community College held its annual SciFest competition this week.
SciFest's main objective is to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education through the provision of a forum for students at local, regional and national level to present and display their scientific investigations. The aim of the programme is to encourage an interest in, and love of, the STEM subjects.
Transition year students attending Blessington CC presented posters based on projects they have been working on in their World of Science Module. The judges consisted of Catherine Tattersal representing SciFest and Laura Byrne and Ruth Kelly, who were industry expert judges from Henkel in Tallaght. All three were impressed with the high quality of scientific research, experimentation and presentation displayed by the students on the day. It was the schools third annual internal SciFest competition and proved to be a great success.
Congratulations are also passed onto Ms. Harbourne, Ms. McKeon and Ms. Troy and all the students who worked so hard on various environmental projects in the school.
Blessington Community College also was recently awarded an environmental awareness award from Wicklow County Council for work in horticulture, reusable water bottles, Eco UNESCO, ecobricks, sustainable fashion swap, biodiversity and composting. Jason Mulhall from Blessington Tidy Towns nominated the school.