2011 BT Young Scientist Exhibition: The Urban Revolution TY Young Scientists

NEWS / 26 January 2011

Peadar Charles, Conor Allen and Fearghal Kelleher (TY students) recently exhibited their project, The Urban Revolution, at the BT Young Scientists.

The Urban Revolution stand BT Young Scientist 2011The BT Young Scientists

Myself and two other TY students, Conor Allen and Fearghal Kelleher took part in the BT Young Scientist &Technology Exhibition. The Exhibition ran from the 11th to the 15th January but was only open to the public on the 13th January.  Our project, titled "The Urban Revolution" was about converting derelict sites of land into active fertile gardens, to encourage people to grow their own fruit and vegetables, and to show them the importance of it. 



BT Young Scientists with teachersOur fondest memory of the BT Young Scientist had to be the Opening Ceremony on the Wednesday, 12th January.  There was a live band, jugglers and a speech from President Mary McAleese.  The judging took place over the following few days, and our least favourite memory would have to be waiting around for the judges at our stand because they were usually late.  At the Awards Ceremony we agreed that we didn’t care if we didn’t win, getting in alone had been an achievement for us. 

BT Young Scientists with John Gormley TDOver all it was an amazing experience because you meet so many people and get a chance to try and learn so many new and interesting things.  I would recommend it to anyone in the years below me and even in my own year just to think of an idea and try enter next year because nothing compares. (Click on thumbnails to enlarge images)
Peadar Charles (TY)


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