Aoife, Lucy and Annie show off science skills

Young Scientists Exhibition

Aoife, Lucy and Annie show off science skills

St.Vincent's School continued their strong Science tradition when two teams took part in this year's hugely popular BT Young Scientists exhibition held in the RDS in Dublin.

Transition year student Aoife McGeough investigated 'Can a Venus Fly Trap go Vegan?'. She looked at replacing the famous meat-eaters diet of flies, and instead added the nutrients needed directly to the soil. Aoife has always had an interest in gardening and nature and found this project fascinating.

Meanwhile second year students Lucy McManus and Annie McGinn were highly commended for their project 'Are everyday blankets a suitable alternative to cooler blankets for horses?'. The girls researched overheating in horses after exercise, which can lead to stress and exhaustion. They also compared methods used in warmer climates to aid horses wth thermoregulation to those used in Ireland. Local businessman Ciaran Herr, from Horseware has helped the students with their research and experiments.