Wicklow TD Jennifer Whitmore today visited the nine different exhibitions by Wicklow students at the BT Young Scientist in the RDS Dublin.
Photo: (L-R) Grace Cullen, Aisling Doyle, Ava Smith McGarry (Colaiste Chraobh Abhann) and Jennifer Whitmore TD
Speaking after the visit she said:
“As a scientist myself it was a real pleasure to spend time with young people from across Wicklow who have a passion for science. They were investigating so many different topics, from the behaviour of Alpha Particles to Sustainable Forest Fire Prevention.
“The breadth and depth of knowledge on show at all nine stalls from Wicklow students was so impressive. I was very proud to be there to meet these students as their local TD, and I did point out to them that having started in marine science myself, who knows if one of them might be back at the BT Young Scientist as a TD themselves one day!
“As well as all the hard work put in by the students, the number of exhibitions from Wicklow show the dedication from teachers in our schools all over the county. Teachers at Greystones Community College, Dominican College, St. David’s, Colaiste Chraobh Abhann, SEK International School and St Mary’s have put in the work to help their students get to experience the BT Young Scientist and grow their passion for Science. They should all be proud of their work and how well their students represented their school communities and the county at the Exhibition.”