Bush Post Primary School BT Young Scientist Projects 2019

Another Great Year for Bush Post Primary School in qualifying 4 projects for the finals of the BT Young Scientist Competition 2019, the highest number from any school in County Louth. The students and their teachers Ms Kerr and Mr Galvin have been working extremely hard during the past number of months and while everyone else were enjoying the Christmas break, they will back in school in early January putting the finishing touches to their projects.

TY students Joey Gillen and Declan Crilly are investigating the affect that different amounts of caffeine have on cognitive performance using various hand-eye reflex tests and memory tests.

Project 2 investigates the Economic effect of Brexit on businesses on both sides of the border and TY students Mary Ryan, Rónán McBride and James McDonald have been busy surveying business owners on both sides of the border to predict the economic backlash on their businesses that might happen after Brexit.

James Savage and Thomas McCarragher are carrying out a research project looking at years of data on weather patterns and crop yields to find out if there is a link between climate change and crop yields and finally Daniel Tumilty, Luke O’Hanlon and Darren Connor are tackling the challenging question of whether the Catholic Church in Ireland is on the decline – and if so, whether this decline is predicted to continue.

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L to R: Mary Ryan, Robin Barnett (UK Ambassador to Ireland) Rónán McBride and James McDonald at the 2019 BT Young Scientist Competition where they discussed the implications of Brexit if a hard border is introduced.



L-R: James Savage, Thomas McCarragher


YS3L-R: Declan Crilly, Joey Gillen



L-R: Darren Connor, Daniel Tumilty, Luke O’Hanlon