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Waterford's Blackwater Community School wins Scifest Final

28th October 2011 - A project from Blackwater Community School Lismore won the national finals of Scifest. Eoghan Flynn and Ruairi O'Neill beat off excellent competition from winners of all the other regional finalists.
Waterford's Blackwater Community School wins Scifest Final

Eoghan and Ruairi with winning project

Eoghan and Ruairi impressed the judges with their project "Waste Plastics to Fuel" in which they converted waste plastic bottles into fuel oil. The pair had qualified for the finals by winning SCifest at WIT which was organised by Calmast.

Coordinator of Waterford Scifest, Sheila Donegan welcomed the announcement. "Calmast is delighted to hear of the continuing success of Eoghan and Ruairi with this amazing project, which really captured the imagination of judges at WIT's Scifest."

Calmast's Eoin Gill also added, "congratulations also to Teacher David King who continues a great tradition of science projects at Lismore's Blackwater Community School. It is great to see these students follow in the footsteps of Lismore's Robert Boyle with their scienctific investigations".

Calmast would also like to pay tribute to Sheila Porter the founder and manager of SciFest and Intel for the successful running of the festival which allows thousands of pupils around the island the chance to display their scientific investigations. Thanks are aslo due to Discover Science and Engineering and the other sponsors for their support.

See more at the SciFest website

Any budding young Robert Boyles who want to follow in Ruairi and Eoghan's footsteps SciFest 2012 will take place at WIT on Wednesday 25th April