Published: Wednesday, 26 April 2017 13:32
VOTE THE AQUACHARGERS FOR PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2017!!
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The Aquachargers TY group have made it to the final round of the Young Environmentalist Awards Showcase and Awards 2017. The group are - Eimear Smith, Rachel Devlin, Brigid Doherty, Danielle Houghton, Caiti Farren and Katie Dury..."Our group decided to build a small, easy-made hyrdo-electric generator that would be capable of charging a phone. For the generators we used water that was already available to us (like rain water or water from streams) and produced energy using a water wheel. Our creation was demonstarted to pupils in our school and other schools in the area to show how easy it is to create renewable energy for under €25!"
The group are calling on the support of the public to vote for their project for the 'People’s Choice Award 2017', an award decided by online public poll. Voting is open from 2nd until 15th of May on www.ecounesco.ie and the winner will be announced at the Final. The ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards is Ireland’s biggest all-island celebration of youth ECO-Action. Since 1999, the ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards has recognised and rewarded the environmental actions of thousands of young people between the ages of 12 and 18 who are working to protect, conserve and enhance our environment through local environmental action projects, making a difference to their lives and the lives of others locally and globally.
Published: Friday, 13 January 2017 15:52
Young Scientist Exhibition photo album
Sally McKenna (5E) recently took part in the BT Young Scientist Exhibition at the RDS in Dublin. Sally's project "Manipulative Media" joined eleven other projects from Donegal. Overall there were 550 projects at the exhibition. The shortlist was reduced from 2091 entries to 550 in early Januray. The fifteen pupils from CCS who attended the exhibition certainly enjoyed and benefited from the experience. Entries from CCS are sure to multiply in the coming years.
Comments from the Students
It was great to see the dedication and inspiration of all the aspiring scientists at this year's BT Young Scientist Awards. - Dealgan Farren
The Young Scientist was very interesting. It had a wide variety of things to look at and showed a lot of sections to do with different sciences. I enjoyed the 3D screening as well as looking at all the science experiments being done. I think you could spend hours at it. I really enjoyed the day except for waiting in line to get into the exhibition! - Gemma Mc Cormick
The exhibition was well played out and eye catching. However there was too much to see in the time we had. The place was swarmed with people creating a great buzz. Overall I think the experience was enjoyable and educational. - Leah Harley
I really enjoyed the trip down to the Young Scientist 2017. Fifteen students from this school went on the trip along with Ms Coll. The place was full of people. There was an area which displayed all 550 entries in isles labelled A-Z. Some of the projects were amazing. Sally Mc Kenna from our school entered a project on false marketing, focusing on detox products. Overall I really enjoyed the day. - Conan Mc Lucas