Mountrath Community School welcomed the RTÉ1 Nationwide team last week as the wonderful Transition Year students had a head start of Science Week 2022.
Wednesday November 9 brought the Nationwide crew, Midlands Science and the Rediscovery Centre to the community school.
Workshops were delivered on the hot topics of energy and sustainability to the TY students.
The education workshops are provided for secondary school students and cover a variety of environmental and STEM topics.
These topics are also linked in with the Sustainable Development Goals.
Each workshop featured a presentation and a range of fun and interactive activities.
The students are most certainly the stars of the show and Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh interviewed many of them.
Bláthnaid also interviewed two Mountrath CS students who are heading for the RDS next January.
Sarah Phelan and Doireann O’Connor have qualified for the BT Young Scientist National Finals with their project.
The girls’ project title is ‘Aquaculture – The Impact of Crude Protein Supplementation on Dairy Cow Production and Nitrogen Excretion in Urine in Late Lactation and the Effects it has on Irish Waterways’.
The Mountrath CS students spoke about their projection and how they are looking forward to the RDS after Christmas.
Tune in to Nationwide on RTÉ1 on Friday November 18 to see how everyone got on.