Cahir school wins national science award

Cahir boys national school is celebrating a national win again this week, following a top award at the Xperience Engineering National Awards, which were held in The Helix on June 7.

Cahir boys national school is celebrating a national win again this week, following a top award at the Xperience Engineering National Awards, which were held in The Helix on June 7.

Third class, under their class teacher Yvonne Fahy, scooped the first prize award in The Steps to Engineering competition in a competition hosted by Engineers Ireland & Discover Primary Science. With entries from all over the country, the boys’ project on defibrillators (AEDs) was recognised as the best one on display in the third and fourth class category.

Their presentation is on display in the school if anyone would like to view it before the summer holidays.

It is a very proud award for the school, following a similar achievement in 2010 and being finalists in 2009. In all, only 24 projects out of 240+ were selected to be judged in Dublin. Each one was worthy of the honour of being brought to Dublin and we are especially honoured at the pupils’ achievements.

The project, on defibrillators, started with a study on electricity and circuits and developed into the competition theme of “Technology for Life.”

Read our full report on how the boys came up with their project, in The Nationalist, on sale tomorrow.