BT Young Scientist

Congratulations to three Year nine students; Catherine Walsh, Cara McFadden and Sophie McGregor who presented their project “Could Nutraceuticals Stop Cancer” in the 2019 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) at the RDS Dublin in January.

This event featured over 550 Science and Technology projects from across Ireland, north and south.

2600 projects were entered and just over twenty percent were successful.

The students investigated how nutraceuticals can affect yeast growth in a controlled environment. Nutraceuticals are chemicals which may have a health benefit. The students carried out dozens of tests to ensure that they have valid and reliable results.


On the 9th of January Sophie McGregor, Cara McFadden and myself all went to the RDS Dublin to present our project “Can Nutraceuticals Stop Cancer”. This was a great opportunity for us to experience what it is like to create a project from scratch, research it, and then get judged against competitors from all across the country. It was an exciting experience and we met a lot of people from all around Ireland. We also met the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins who came to see our project as well as the British Ambassador Robin Barnett CMG. We have learned so much and we wish to do it again next year.

Catherine Walsh 9D