Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Back with a Bang!

It's crazy to think now of all that we've done in 2012 already and we're only back at school two weeks! Honestly, could TY get any better? But to begin the first week back, twelve TYs were off on Wednesday into the RDS in Dublin for The BT Young Scientist Competitions! This has to be one of the best weeks and experiences of TY! I was working in a group with Niamh Egan and Elaina Duggan and we were so lucky to have been accepted into the competitions in the first place with our iPhone App. The name of our project was "The Surfboard Solver App". It is an App to help beginner surfers in choosing their first surfboard. I don't want to bore you with the entire details of the App, so comment below if you want any more informatioJ It was defiantly an action packed week to say the least! There were schools from all over the country there and we got to make new friends (which has become basic part of TY by now!!) We were in from Wednesday until Saturday and each group had their own stand and displayed their projects. There was everything going on from discos to table quizzes! Non-stop fun, honestly! I would defiantly recommend it to anyone & I am certainly going to be doing it next year! Already started to plan my idea, so anyone thinking of doing it next year.. START THINKING OF YOUR IDEA NOW! There was also a lot of special guests, take a look at the pics below 

Mr. President!! 
Brian O'Driscoll, checking out the rugby projects!

There was reams of media at the competitions too, newspapers, radio stations and of course TV: RTE! And two of the girls were seen on the six o'clock news! Check it out:

And go to 1:10 and you'll see the girls J

We also went to a creative writing class, last Monday (Eriú only!) the 16th, in a place just opposite Croke Park called Fighting Words. We made up our own little story and then chose our own endings, individually. Seriously there's so much involved in TY it's crazy but I love it!

I know there's so much more to blog about but that's all for now :)

Talk soon xo

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