Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has congratulated the North County’s young scientists who represented their schools at this year’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in the RDS.
“I would like to congratulate the students from Dublin Fingal who participated in the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2015. All of the students, teachers and schools involved deserve a great amount of credit for their hard work, their talent and their ingenuity in creating their projects and getting them to this stage of the competition.
“Students from Malahide Community School, Fingal Community College, Skerries Community College, Ardgillan Community College, and Loreto Secondary School in Balbriggan are this year’s entrants in the competition from the North County. It is encouraging to see young people developing such innovative and creative projects and it is testament to the work they, and their teachers, have done over the last number of years.
“Encouraging innovative and independent thinking among our students is essential as they will be our future leaders, entrepreneurs and job creators. The Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition provides a platform for young people to showcase their talent and provides them with the opportunity to get hands-on experience, outside of the classroom, in the discipline related to their project. The Exhibition is in its 51st year and attracts roughly 40,000 attendees each year.
“Not only is the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition beneficial in terms of education but it also sends out a powerful message to potential investors through highlighting the talent available in Ireland. Each year, the exhibition proves to be an inspiring event and I would, once again, like to extend my congratulations to all of the participants from the North County.”