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BT Young Scientist 2024

Sadhbh Bonner and Denisa Horvat won the speciality ISTA (Irish Science Teachers Association) award at the 2024 BT Young Scientist competition in the RDS in Dublin. 
This is awarded to the project that can best be applied to the teaching and learning of Leaving Certificate Physics, Chemistry and Biology. 
Their project is called ' How to Improve the Teaching of Astronomy'. 

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BT Young Scientist 2023

Largy college were delighted to have two entries making it to the BT Young Scientist 2023. Over 1700 entries were received with only 550 making it to the RDS.

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Mariia Yaroshchuk’s project was entitled "Acid Attack" focused on the effect of beverages on our saliva pH. Mariia has a passion to become a dentist and wanted to see how these beverages could lead to dental caries. She surveyed students and local dentists. The judges were very complimentary and even gave Mariia advice on enhancing her project further.

Amy Jo Kierans, Deirbhíle Burns and Zach Rooney’s project was entitled “Person First Player Second”. Their project investigated the extent of side-line abuse in underage games. The students collected over 270 surveys and interviewed a number of high level sports players, coaches and managers. Their results confirmed that side-line abuse in underage games is significantly under researched and a very serious problem in sport. The students are looking forward to sharing their findings with Cavan and Monaghan GAA and hopefully their research will contribute to finding a solution to this problem

BT Young Scientist 2021

4th year students Donna Burns, Rebecca Murphy and Karolis Rute were successful in reaching the exhibition stage of the BT Young Scientist Competition. They will be representing Largy College in the virtual exhibition in January . Their project explores ‘What type of hand sanitiser (gel, foam or spray) is the most effective at removing germs?’ 

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BT Young Scientist 2019

Every year the science department encourages students to enter the BT Young Scientist competition as part of their extracurricular studies in Largy College.


Largy College student James O’Harte was successful in his entry to the BT Young Scientist Competition 2019 which is held annually in the RDS Dublin. James' project was titled 'Examining the Economic Effect of the Uncertainty Surrounding Brexit'.

James spent 4 days in the RDS in Dublin where he presented his project to thousands of fellow students, teachers and judges. James had a lot of interest from Leo Varadkar and Micheal Martin in his project. He also got to meet and hear from Professor Brian Cox.

Of the experience James has said; 'The BY Young Scientist Exhibition for me was an incredibly valuable experience, that taught me how to properly conduct scientific investigations, allowed me to meet and befriend my peers around the country, and served to help me grow tremendously as a person. I am extremely proud to have represented Largy College in this national competition, and hope to do it again in future. I would recommend anyone considering entering next year to do so.'


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