Rathfarnham has led a national swing towards girls in the BT Young Scientists Exhibition, according to Dublin South West TD and Independent Minister, Katherine Zappone. The Minister says the fact that three projects from Loreto School, Rathfarnham, made the grade to exhibit at the RDS in the face of strong competition is a huge tribute to the students, parents and staff. Nationally 60% of projects were from Girls.
Minister Zappone said: “The success of the girls from Rathfarnham gives me great confidence about the future of our communities, Dublin and Ireland. The range of themes tackled by the students from parenting through a child’s eyes, Mindfulness and the ripeness of fruit shows a great breadth of talent and skills. These are skills which will push boundaries, increase knowledge and improvements which will benefit people in Rathfarnham and beyond. I wish the girls every success in the future and look forward to hearing more about their studies and work.”
Photo Caption: BT1 Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone TD and Gillian Chamberlain BT Ireland meet Elizabeth Brady from Loreto School, Rathfarnham with her project ‘Parenting from a Child’s eyes’ at the BT Young Scientitst & Technology Exhibition in the RDS Dublin. Photo Peter Houlihan / Fennell Photography