On Tuesday 10th January two groups of CPB students along with teacher Ms Kingston made the long trip to Dublin to compete in the finals of the BT Young Scientist competition. Anna Towns and Anna Conlon’ project is titled “Food Miles: What is their impact on the consumer?”. The project looks at peoples’ shopping habits and viewpoints when it comes to food miles and the countries of origin of our foods. Connor Crowley, Jack Murphy and Gustav Kowalski’s project is called called Lyme vs Deer is there a correlation? The project is about gathering the results of tick bites and the number of Lyme Disease cases in the Glenveagh and Killarney National Park. It also looks at informing people about how dangerous it is and how difficult it is to diagnose, and also how to treat the disease. The students spent Wednesday setting up their stands and they attended the Opening Ceremony that evening. On Thursday and Friday, they were extremely busy with so many visitors to their stands as well as the competition judges. The students met many celebrities and politicians including Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, TD Michael Collins, and Rapper Sello. They met with lots of students from other schools and great friendships have been formed. The awards ceremony was held Friday evening and the students returned home on Saturday evening. A huge well done from all in CPB for being such great ambassadors for the school. They should be so proud of themselves for the great achievement of getting through to the finals and representing themselves so well on a national stage. Finally, a big thank you to teacher Ms Kingston for her guidance all year as well as her support and time spent in Dublin with the students last week.