Several schools in the Shannonside/Northern sound region won awards at this years BT Young Scientist Competition.
In Longford, Conor Lyons, from Lanesborough Community College, took second place in the Social and Behavioural Junior Individual category.
His project was entitled ‘the cost of playing for the club’.
Also, three other students in Longford were highly commended for their individual projects.
In Roscommon, Jamie Finnegan, who attends C.B.S, took second place in the Social and Behavioural Intermediate Individual, with his project ‘Are students from national schools with autism centres more empathetic to students with ASD’.
In Leitrim, Darragh Boyce, Hugh Boyce and Erica Ridge, from Mohill Community College, took first place in the Behavioral Science category for their project ‘Decreasing childhood obesity’.
Meanwhile, Rachel Farrell, from Scoil Mhuire gan Smál, was highly commended for her project ‘Reading for Equality’.
In Cavan, Ilona Mc Carthy, Caoimhe Byrne and Éabha Garvey from Colaiste Dun an Ri, took second place in Biological and Ecological for their project ‘An Ecological Investigation into Dún an Rí Forest Park, Kingscourt, Co. Cavan’.
Separately, two other Cavan students were highly commended for their individual projects.