Pupils from sixth class in St. John the Baptist Boys Primary School visited the RDS on Thursday, January 12, to display their science project at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2012.
Their class teacher Raymond O’Sullivan helped the boys to complete a project on lungs. There were four areas to their project, the biology of the lungs, the effect of smoking and pollution on the lungs, the mechanism of breathing and an experiment on lung capacity which also included a study on free diving ( a form of underwater diving that does not involve the use of scuba gear or other external breathing devices, but rather relies on a diver’s ability to hold his or her breath until resurfacing).
Only 120 primary schools were chosen to display their projects so it was a great opportunity for them.
At the RDS, the boys enjoyed showing other groups their work and looking at the other projects. One of the group Rodrigo Goncalves, was one of the lucky ones who got to to shake the hand of President Michael D. Higgins, who was paying a courtesy visit on the day. Other personalities who attended on the day were Brian O’Driscoll, Ryan Tubridy and Gerry Adams.