Moate students attend Self Help Africa Exhibition


Moate students Oisín Murphy, Ruiari Casey and Jay Looney travelled to Iveagh House last Wednesday to present their BT Young Scientist project at the Science for Development Showcase Event.

The exhibition which was organised by Irish Aid and Self-Help Africa aimed to highlight the high standard of projects at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition which developed solutions to problems faced by those in developing countries.

The student’s project developed a ‘solar still’ to remove pollutants from water supplies in areas where water treatment is not carried out. The students examined the efficiency of the still at removing heavy metals, bacteria and nitrates from water samples.

The students got the opportunity to meet Tony Scott, the founder of BTYS, Ciaran Cannon, the foreign affairs minister, along with the CEO of Self-Help Africa Ray Jordan. Among the students assembled were past winners of the Science for Development award from BTYS.  The students were fantastic ambassadors for the school and impressed with speakers with their knowledge of environmental pollution.

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