Our Lady’s Bower was delighted to have had two teams representing the school at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition from Wednesday 10th to Saturday 13th January.

2nd Year students Bláthín Moran, Aideen Derwin and Anna-Marie Mullan competed in the Junior category with their project “Mould Control Figure” in which the girls built a sensor to detect mould growth and researched the factors that contribute to it. Their project, which is very relevant to the current housing crisis, was referenced in the Oireachtas by local TD Denis Naughton.

TY students Michelle Flynn and Muireann Lambe competed in the Intermediate category with their project “Move Over Biodegradable – Let’s Talk Edible” which focused on replacing the polythene used to make silage with an edible alternative. The girls aim to reduce farmers’ reliance on non-biodegradable plastic through introducing a seaweed extract in their silage cover recipe.

Well done to the girls and to their teachers Ms Jones and Ms McGuire, on all of the tremendous work carried out on these projects over the past months.

2nd Year students Aideen Derwin, Anna-Marie Mullan and Bláthín Moran with their project “Mould Control Figure” at the BY Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.

TY students Muireann Lambe and Michelle Flynn showing their project “Move Over Biodegradable – Let’s Talk Edible” to TD Denis Naughton at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.