National Science Award for St. Joseph’s Castlebar Students

A 2nd science class in St Joseph's Secondary School, Castlebar, Co. Mayo have been announced as the overall winners in the National Saffron Science Competition for 2016.

This year, entrants were asked to create a 3 minute video around the question 'How science and technology can make managing transportation safer?

The girls focused on the vulnerable road user, the pedestrian, and developed a prototype of lights embedded in the ground at pedestrian crossings, to enhance the safety of the pedestrian.

This competition aims to promote the practical application of science in secondary schools.

The panel of judges from ITS Ireland and eFlow, sponsors of the competition, praised the quality of research, innovation and production of the winning entry.

The forward thinking students who claimed first place have won an astounding prize of a 3 day class trip to the European Space Centre, Belgium in January 2017.