SciFest 2017Scifest 2017 Sally McKenna

SciFest 2017 photo album

SciFest 2017 took place in LYIT on 12th May. Sally McKenna won "Newstalk Best Communicator" along with "Abbott Runner Up Best Project'. 'The Aquachargers' won the SEAI "Sustainable Energy Award". Brigid Doherty won headphones for asking the most interesting question!The Aquachargers decided to build a small, easily made hydro-electric generator that would be capable of charging a phone. For the generators, the pupils used water the was already available (including rain water and water from streams) to produce energy using a water wheel. The creation was presented to pupils in CCS and other schools in the area to show how easy it is to create renewable energy for less than €25.